On This Day

What Happened in November 1558

Historical Events

Historic Event

Nov 7 French King Henry II occupies Calais

Historic Event

Nov 17 Elizabeth I aged 25, ascends the English throne upon death of her half sister, Queen "Bloody" Mary

  • Nov 17 The independence of the Church of England is re-established upon ascension of Elizabeth I to the throne

Famous Birthdays

Thomas Kyd

Nov 6 Thomas Kyd, English dramatist (Spanish Tragedy), born in London (d. 1594)

Famous Deaths

  • Nov 12 Shalom Shakna ben Joseph, Rabbi (founder of 1st Polish Yeshiva), dies
  • Nov 17 Reginald Pole, English cardinal, scholar and "heretic", dies at 58
  • Nov 17 Mary I 'Bloody Mary', English Queen of England (1553-58), dies at 42
  • Nov 23 Charles, Earl of Lalaing, land guardian of the Netherlands, dies at 52