On This Day

What Happened in October 1553

Historical Events

  • Oct 27 Condemned as a heretic, Michael Servetus is burned at the stake just outside Geneva

Famous Deaths

  • Oct 7 Cristóbal de Morales, Spanish composer, dies at about 53
  • Oct 16 Lucas Cranach Sr, German painter, dies at 81
  • Oct 19 Bonifazio Veronese/Veneziano [de' Pitati], Italian painter, dies
  • Oct 27 Michael Servetus, Spanish theologian physician, burnt at stake for heresy at Champel near Geneva
  • Oct 30 Jacob Sturm von Sturmeck, German statesman and reformer (b. 1489)