On This Day

What Happened in 1557

Historical Events

  • Feb 27 1st Russian Embassy arrives in London
  • Apr 12 Cuenca is founded in Ecuador
  • Jun 7 England declares war on France
  • Aug 3 Dutch States-General meet at Valenciennes
  • Aug 10 Battle of St Quentin in Picardy: Lamoraal, Count of Egmont and Philibert, Duke of Savoy (Spanish Empire) beat the Duke of Montmorency (France)
  • Sep 11 Catholic & Lutheran theology debated in Worms
  • Dec 3 1st Covenant of Scottish protestants form

Famous People Born in 1557

  • Jan 1 Istv├ín Bocskay, Prince of Transylvania (d. 1606)
  • Feb 11 John Wtenbogaert, remonstrants theologist
  • Feb 15 Alfonso Fontanelli, Italian composer (Ferrara school), born in Reggio nell'Emilia (d. 1622)
  • Feb 24 Matthias, Holy Roman emperor (1612-19), born in Vienna, Austria
  • May 5 Emanuel Philibert de Lalaing, Baron of Montigny and Marquis of Renty, born in Valenciennes, France (d. 1590)

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