On This Day

What Happened in September 1557

Historical Events

  • Sep 11 Catholic & Lutheran theology debated in Worms

Famous Birthdays

  • Sep 4 Sophie of Mecklenburg-G├╝strow, Queen of Denmark and Norway, born in Wismar, Germany (d. 1631)
  • Sep 16 Jacques Mauduit, French composer, born in Paris (d. 1627)

Famous Deaths


Person of interestJacques Cartier

Sep 1 Jacques Cartier, French explorer who claimed what is now Canada for France, dies at 65

French Explorer Jacques Cartier
French Explorer
Jacques Cartier
  • Sep 13 John Cheke, English classical scholar and statesman (b. 1514)
  • Sep 27 Emperor Go-Nara of Japan (b. 1497)