On This Day

What Happened in September 1566

Historical Events

Royal Coronation

Sep 7 Sultan Selim II succeeds to the Ottoman throne

Famous Birthdays

  • Sep 1 Edward Alleyn, English actor and founder of Dulwich College, born in London, England (d. 1626)

Famous Deaths

  • Sep 2 Taddeo Zuccari, Italian painter, dies at 37

Suleiman the Magnificent

Sep 5 Suleiman the Magnificent, Ottoman Sultan and the longest-reigning sultan of the Ottoman Empire (1530-1566), dies at 71 [or Sep 6]

  • Sep 22 John Agricola [Schneider], German theologian, a friend of Martin Luther, dies at 72
  • Sep 27 Marcus A Vida [Marcus Hieronymus], Italian humanist/poet/bishop, dies