Historical Events in 1537

  • Feb 9 Pope Paul III routes Cardinal Pole to England
  • Mar 17 French troops invade Flanders
  • May 3 Strategic city of Santa Cruz de Mompox founded on the Magdalena River (modern Colombia) by Spanish conquistadors

Victory in Battle

Jul 12 Battle of Albancay: Diego de Almagro defeated by army led by Alonso de Alvarado on behalf of Francisco Pizarro

  • Jul 30 Resistant of Bomy: French Dutch cease fire
  • Aug 15 Asunción is founded in Paraguay
  • Aug 25 The Honourable Artillery Company, the oldest surviving regiment in the British Army, and the second most senior, is formed

Historic Publication

Sep 2 Danish King Christian III publishes "Ordinance on the Danish Church" establishing Lutheranism as the state religion within his realms

  • Sep 24 Catholic uprising in the Free and Hanseatic City of Lübeck (now Germany) fails
  • Oct 4 1st printing in England of complete English-language Bible, the "Matthew's Bible", with translations by William Tyndale and Miles Coverdale (an update of the earlier "Coverdale Bible") [exact month/day unclear] [1]

Event of Interest

Dec 28 French king Francis I issues decree to booksellers and printers requiring them to deposit their work in the King's Library, world's first legal depository requirement [1]