On This Day

What Happened in October 1537

Historical Events

  • Oct 4 The 1st complete English-language Bible, the "Matthew Bible" is printed, with translations by William Tyndale and Miles Coverdale

Famous Birthdays

  • Oct 12 Edward VI Tudor, King of England (1547-53), born in Hampton Court Palace, Middlesex, England (d. 1553)
  • Oct 13 Jane Grey, Queen of England in 1553 for 9 days, born in Bradgate, England (d. 1554)

Famous Deaths

  • Oct 24 Jane Seymour, 3rd wife of Henry VIII and Queen of England (1536-7), dies of postnatal complications at 28