On This Day

What Happened in February 1555

Historical Events

  • Feb 4 Reformer and bible translator John Roger is the first protestant martyr under Mary I, when he is burnt at the stake at Smithfield, London
  • Feb 9 Bishop of Gloucester John Hooper is burned at the stake for heresy

Famous Birthdays

  • Feb 25 Alonso Lobo, Spanish composer (Versa est in luctum), baptized in Osuna, Habsburg Spain (d. 1617)

Famous Deaths

  • Feb 4 John Roger, English religious reformer and translator (Matthew Bible), 1st protestant martyr under Mary I, burnt at the stake at Smithfield, London (b. c. 1500)
  • Feb 9 John Hooper, deprived Bishop of Gloucester, burnt for heresy
  • Feb 9 Rowland Taylor, English clergyman, dies at 44