On This Day

What Happened in April 1555

Historical Events

  • Apr 9 Marcello Cervini elected Pope Marcellus II
  • Apr 17 Siena surrenders to Spanish troops

Famous Birthdays

  • Apr 21 Ludovico Carracci, Italian painter, born in Bologna, Italy (d. 1619)

Famous Deaths

  • Apr 12 Joanna of Castile (Joanna the mad), wife of Philip I of Castile dies at 75