On This Day

What Happened in October 1552

Historical Events

Victory in Battle

Oct 2 Conquest of Kazan by Ivan the Terrible.

  • Oct 15 Khanate of Kazan is conquered by troops of Ivan Grozny
  • Oct 29 Tsar Ivan IV returns to Moscow after conquering the Khanate of Kazan in the Siege of Kazan
  • Oct 31 Emperor Karel & Markgraaf Albecht strike siege of Metz

Famous Birthdays

  • Oct 6 Matteo Ricci, Italian Jesuit missionary (China), born in Macerata, Italy (d. 1610)

Famous Deaths

  • Oct 14 Oswald Myconius, Swiss Protestant reformer (b. 1488)
  • Oct 17 Andreas Osiander, Protestant Reformation theologist, dies at 53