On This Day

What Happened in September 1550

Historical Events

  • Sep 5 William Cecil appoints himself English minister of foreign affairs

Famous Birthdays

  • Sep 10 Alonso Pérez de Guzmán, 7th Duke of Medina Sidonia, Spanish Armada commander, born in Sanlúcar de Barrameda, Cádiz, Spain (d. 1615)
  • Sep 17 Pope Paul V [Camillo Borghese], 233rd pope (1605-21) and persecutor of Galileo, born in Rome (d. 1621)
  • Sep 30 Michael Maestlin, German mathematician (d. 1631)

Famous Deaths

  • Sep 8 Hans [Johann] Vischer, German count of Johann Cicero, dies