On This Day

What Happened in July 1553

Historical Events

  • Jul 9 Battle at Sievershausen Solingen: van Saksen beats Alcibiades

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 10 Lady Jane Grey, daughter of the Duke of Suffolk, proclaimed Queen of England, succeeds Edward VI, who proclaimed his half-sisters illegitimate. Reigns for nine days.

Queen of England Jane Grey
Queen of England
Jane Grey
  • Jul 19 15-year-old Lady Jane Grey deposed as England's Queen after 9 days
  • Jul 20 John Dudley, Lord President of the Council under Edward VI, captured in Cambridge

Famous Birthdays

  • Jul 15 Archduke Ernest of Austria (d. 1595)

Famous Deaths

  • Jul 6 Edward VI Tudor, King of England (1547-53), dies at 15
  • Jul 9 Maurice, Elector of Saxony (b. 1521)
  • Jul 11 Mauritius, duke/monarch of Saksen (1547-53), dies of injuries at 32