On This Day

What Happened in October 1536

Historical Events

Historic Event

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

Historic Event

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)