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What Happened in 1550

Historical Events in 1550

  • Jan 10 1st sitting of "Vurige Chamber" in Paris
  • Feb 2 Edward Seymour, Duke of Somerset, freed
  • Feb 7 Giovanni Maria del Monte elected Pope Julius III
  • Mar 24 France & England sign Peace of Boulogne
  • Apr 2 Jewish physician Joseph Hacohen expelled from city of Genoa, all Jews soon after
  • Apr 28 Powers of Dutch inquisition extends
  • Apr 29 Emperor Charles V gives inquisiters additional authority
  • Jul 7 Traditional date Chocolate thought to have been introduced to Europe
  • Sep 5 William Cecil appoints himself English minister of foreign affairs
  • Oct 5 Foundation of the city of ConcepciĆ³n, Chile.

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Traditional date Chocolate thought to have been introduced to Europe

On July 7, 1550


Famous People in 1550

World Leaders in 1550

Famous People Who Died in 1550

  • Jan 12 Andrea Alciato, Italian lawyer and writer, dies at 57
  • Mar 8 Juan de Dios, Port/Sp saint (Brothers of Mercy), dies at 55
  • Apr 12 Claude of Lorraine, duke of Guise, dies at 53
  • May 18 John, Cardinal of Lorraine, French churchman, dies at 52
  • May 20 Ashikaga Yoshiharu, Japanese shogun (b. 1510)

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