On This Day

What Happened in October 1555

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Holy Roman Emperor Charles V
Holy Roman Emperor
Charles V
  • Oct 21 English parliament refuses to recognize Philip of Spain as king
  • Oct 25 Emperor Karel puts son Philip II in charge of Netherlands, Naples and Milan

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