On This Day

What Happened in October 1552

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 2 Conquest of Kazan by Ivan the Terrible.

Russian Tsar Ivan the Terrible
Russian Tsar
Ivan the Terrible
  • Oct 15 Khanate of Kazan is conquered by troops of Ivan Grozny.
  • Oct 29 Tsar Ivan IV escapes back to Moscow after battle
  • 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