1557 in History

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Events in History

  • Feb 27 1st Russian Embassy arrives in London
  • Apr 12 Cuenca is founded in Ecuador.
  • Jun 7 England declares war on France
  • Aug 3 Dutch States-General meet at Valenciennes
  • Aug 10 Battle of St Quentin in Picardy: Lamoraal, Count of Egmont and Philibert, Duke of Savoy (Spanish Empire) beat the Duke of Montmorency (France)
  • Sep 11 Catholic & Lutheran theology debated in Worms
  • Dec 3 1st Covenant of Scottish protestants form

Birthdays in History

  • Jan 1 István Bocskay, Prince of Transylvania (d. 1606)
  • Feb 11 John Wtenbogaert, remonstrants theologist
  • Feb 24 Matthias, Holy Roman emperor (1612-19), born in Vienna, Austria
  • May 5 Emmanuel-Philibert van Lalaing, baron of Montigny/marquis of Renty
  • May 31 Feodor I (Fyodor/Theodore Ivanovich), Tsar of Russia (1584-98)
  • Aug 16 Agostino Carracci, Italian artist (d. 1602)
  • Aug 19 Frederick I, Duke of Württemberg (d. 1608)
  • Sep 4 Sofie of Mecklenburg-Schwerin, queen of Denmark and Norway (d. 1631)

Deaths in History

  • Jan 2 Pontormo, Italian painter (b. 1494)
  • Jan 8 Albert the Warlike, Prince of Bayreuth (b. 1522)
  • Apr 9 Michael Agricola, Finnish theologist/church reformer/bishop, dies
  • Apr 21 Petrus Apianus, German mathematician (b. 1495)
  • Jun 11 King John III of Portugal (b. 1502)
  • Jun 15 Sebastiaan Van Noyen, military master builder, dies

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jul 16 Anne of Cleves, queen of England/4th wife of Henry VIII, dies at 41

Queen of England Anne of Cleves
Queen of England
Anne of Cleves
  • Aug 1 Olaus Magnus, Swedish writer (b. 1490)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Sep 1 Jacques Cartier, French explorer who claimed what is now Canada for France, dies at 65

French Explorer Jacques Cartier
French Explorer
Jacques Cartier
  • Sep 13 John Cheke, English classical scholar and statesman (b. 1514)
  • Sep 27 Emperor Go-Nara of Japan (b. 1497)
  • Oct 5 Il Bacchiacca, [Franceso Ubertini], Italian painter, dies at 63
  • Nov 19 Bona Sforza, Queen of Sigismund I of Poland (b. 1494)
  • Dec 13 Niccolo Tartaglia, Italian mathematician, dies