On This Day

What Happened in October 1536

Historical Events


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Oct 13 Pilgrimage of Grace begins in Northern England, protest against King Henry VIII's break with the Pope

King of England Henry VIII
King of England
Henry VIII
  • Oct 20 King Christian III of Denmark & Norway leads reform in Catholic possessions

Famous Deaths

  • Oct 6 William Tyndale, English Protestant bible translator and scholar, is strangled and burned at the stake at 41 or 42 (born c. 1494)
  • Oct 14 Garcilaso de la Vega, Spanish poet and diplomat, dies in battle (b. 1498-1503)