On This Day

What Happened in November 1556

Historical Events

Historic Event

Nov 5 Akbar (14) succeeds his father Humajun as Sultan of Delhi

  • Nov 5 Second Battle of Panipat: Hindu Emperor of north India Hem Chandra Vikramaditya defeated by forces of Mughal Emperor Akbar, who captures and later beheads Hem Chandra

Historic Event

Nov 23 King Philip II confers with Dutch financial experts

Famous Birthdays

  • Nov 15 Jacques Davy Duperron, French Roman Catholic cardinal, born in Saint-Lô, Normandy, France (d. 1618)

Famous Deaths

  • Nov 10 Richard Chancellor, English explorer, dies in shipwreck off Scotland
  • Nov 14 Giovanni Della Casa, Italian poet (Galateo), dies at 53