On This Day

What Happened on July 9, 1553

Historical Events

  • Battle at Sievershausen: Saxons-Brunwick alliance led by Elector Maurice defeat forces of Margrave Albert Alcibiades of Brandenburg-Bayreuth in a bloody battle with 4,000 killed

Famous Deaths

  • Maurice, Elector of Saxony (1547-53), dies of his wounds from the Battle of Sievershausen at 32 [some sources place death as July 11th]
1553 Highlights

About July 9, 1553

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 468 years, 4 months and 23 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Cancer