On This Day

What Happened in July 1549

Historical Events

  • Jul 12 Kett's uprising occupies Norwich, England
  • Jul 17 Jews are expelled from Ghent, Belgium
  • Jul 27 1st Christian missionary in Japan, Jesuit priest Francis Xavier reaches Japan but is not permitted to enter any port until 15 August

Famous Birthdays

  • Jul 30 Ferdinando I de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany, born in Florence (d. 1609)