On This Day

What Happened in 1532

Historical Events

  • Mar 18 English parliament bans payments by English church to Rome
  • May 16 Sir Thomas More resigns as Lord Chancellor of England
  • Jun 23 Henry VIII of England & Francois I of France sign secret treaty against Emperor Charles V
  • Jul 23 Emperor Charles V and the Schmalkaldic League sign Peace of Nuremberg
  • Nov 15 Pope Clemens VII tells Henry VIII to end relationship with Anna Boleyn
  • Nov 16 Spanish conquistador Francisco Pizarro captures Inca Emperor Atahualpa after a surprise ambush at Cajamarca in the Peruvian Andes

Famous People Born in 1532

  • Mar 25 Pietro Pontio, Italian composer (Ragionamento di Musica), born in Parma (d. 1596)
  • Dec 26 Guilielmus Xylander, German classical scholar (d. 1576)

Famous Weddings

Famous People Who Died in 1532

  • Aug 16 Johann the Steadfast, Elector of Saxony (1525-32), dies at 64
  • Aug 22 William Warham, English archbishop of Canterbury (1502-32), dies at 82
  • Dec 11 Pietro Accolti, Italian Catholic cardinal (Dean of the Roman Rota), dies at 77