On This Day

What Happened in January 1552

Historical Events

  • 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

Famous Deaths

  • 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