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What Happened in 1552

Historical Events in 1552

  • Jan 12 Dutch west coast hit by heavy storm, hundreds killed
  • Jan 15 France signs secret treaty with German Protestants
  • Jan 23 2nd version of Book of Common Prayer becomes mandatory in England
  • Feb 15 Dutch coast hit by heavy storm
  • Feb 24 Privileges of Hanseatic League in England are abrogated
  • Mar 26 Guru Amar Das becomes the Third Sikh Guru
  • Apr 4 Mauritius van Saksen begins alliance with Karel Anikita Stroganov
  • Apr 10 Henri II of France occupies Metz
  • Apr 18 Mauritius of Saksen occupies Linz
  • Apr 19 Mauritius of Saksen captures Karel

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Famous People Born in 1552

  • Feb 1 Edward Coke, English Chief Justice and politician (defended common law), born in Mileham, Norfolk, England (d. 1634)
  • Feb 8 Agrippa d'Aubigné, French poet and soldier (d. 1630)
  • Feb 19 Melchior Klesl, Austrian cardinal and statesman (d. 1630)
  • Feb 28 Jost Bürgi [Jobst Bürg], Swiss clockmaker and mathematician, born in Lichtensteig, Switzerland (d. 1632)
  • Apr 15 Pietro Cataldi, Italian mathematician, born in Bologna, Italy (d. 1626)

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Famous People Who Died in 1552

  • Jan 3 Henry II of Bavaria, Bishop of Utrecht (1524-29), Worms (1523-52) and Freising (1541-52), dies at 64
  • Jan 11 Johannes Cochlaeus [Dobeneck], German humanist/theologist, dies
  • Jan 22 Edward Seymour, Duke of Somerset, beheaded for treason
  • Feb 26 Heinrich Faber, German composer
  • Mar 29 Guru Angad Dev, second Sikh Guru, dies at 47

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