On This Day

What Happened in November 1558

Historical Events

  • Nov 7 French King Henri II occupies Calais

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Queen of England and Ireland Elizabeth I
Queen of England and Ireland
Elizabeth I
  • Nov 17 The Church of England is re-established

Famous Birthdays


Person of interestThomas Kyd

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

Dramatist and Playwright Thomas Kyd
Dramatist and Playwright
Thomas Kyd

Famous Deaths

  • Nov 12 Shalom Shakna ben Joseph, Rabbi (founder of 1st Polish Yeshiva), dies
  • Nov 17 Reginald Pole, English cardinal/scholar/"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 Neth, dies at 52