On This Day

What Happened in October 1555

Historical Events

Historic Event

Oct 21 Emperor Charles V makes Erard of Pallandt earl of Culemborg

  • Oct 21 English parliament refuses to recognize Philip of Spain as king
  • Oct 25 Holy Roman Emperor Charles V publicly abdicates his roles as Lord of the Netherlands and Duke of Burgundy in favor of his son Philip II of Spain

Famous Deaths

  • Oct 7 Louis of Praet, Habsburg diplomat (b. 1488)
  • Oct 9 Justus Jonas, German Protestant theologian and reformer, dies at 62
  • Oct 16 Hugh Latimer, English bishop and royal chaplain, burned at the stake as one of the Oxford Martyrs at 80
  • Oct 16 Nicholas Ridley, English theologist/bishop of Rochester, burned at the stake as an Oxford martyr