On This Day

What Happened on January 16, 1556

Historical Events

Historic Event

Holy Roman Emperor Charles V abdicates his role as King of Spain and appoints his son Philip II of Spain

1556 Highlights

About January 16, 1556

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 466 years, 6 months and 25 days
Leap Year: Yes

Star Sign: Capricorn