On This Day

Historical Events in 1550

  • Jan 10 1st sitting of "Vurige Chamber" in Paris
  • Feb 2 Edward Seymour, Duke of Somerset, freed
  • Feb 7 Giovanni Maria del Monte elected Pope Julius III
  • Mar 24 France & England sign Peace of Boulogne
  • Apr 2 Jewish physician Joseph Hacohen expelled from city of Genoa, all Jews soon after
  • Apr 28 Powers of Dutch inquisition extends

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Apr 29 Emperor Charles V gives inquisiters additional authority

Holy Roman Emperor Charles V
Holy Roman Emperor
Charles V
  • Jul 7 Traditional date Chocolate thought to have been introduced to Europe
  • Sep 5 William Cecil appoints himself English minister of foreign affairs
  • Oct 5 Foundation of the city of ConcepciĆ³n, Chile.
  • Nov 14 Pope Julius III proclaims new seat on Council of Trente