On This Day

Historical Events in 1552

  • Jan 12 Dutch west coast hit by heavy storm, hundreds killed
  • Jan 15 France signs secret treaty with German Protestants
  • Jan 23 2nd version of Book of Common Prayer becomes mandatory in England
  • Feb 15 Dutch coast hit by heavy storm
  • Feb 24 Privileges of Hanseatic League in England are abrogated
  • Mar 26 Guru Amar Das becomes the Third Sikh Guru
  • Apr 4 Mauritius van Saksen begins alliance with Karel Anikita Stroganov
  • Apr 10 Henri II of France occupies Metz
  • Apr 18 Mauritius of Saksen occupies Linz
  • Apr 19 Mauritius of Saksen captures Karel
  • Jun 12 Land guardians of Netherlands attack Verdun
  • Jun 27 Cathedral Church of Charcas established in Charcas, Spanish Empire (later La Plata, now Sucre, Bolivia) [1]

Historic Event

Jun 29 Italian physician and mathematician Girolamo Cardano arrives in Edinburgh, Scotland to treat John Hamilton, Archbishop of St Andrews for over two thousand gold crowns

  • Jul 17 Siena drives Spanish troops out of Verdun

Treaty of Interest

Aug 2 Treaty of Passau: Emperor Charles V accepts Lutheran religion

  • Aug 5 Battle of Ponza: Ottoman naval fleet led by Dragut defeats Genoese fleet under Andrea Doria capturing seven galleys

Victory in Battle

Oct 2 Conquest of Kazan by Ivan the Terrible.

  • Oct 15 Khanate of Kazan is conquered by troops of Ivan Grozny
  • Oct 29 Tsar Ivan IV returns to Moscow after conquering the Khanate of Kazan in the Siege of Kazan
  • Oct 31 Emperor Karel & Markgraaf Albecht strike siege of Metz