On This Day

Historical Events in August 1553

  • Aug 12 Pope Julius III orders confiscation & burning of Jewish Talmud

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Aug 13 Michael Servetus is arrested by John Calvin in Geneva as a heretic.

Protestant Reformer and Theologian John Calvin
Protestant Reformer and Theologian
John Calvin
  • Aug 23 Bishop Stephen Gardiner appointed English Lord Chancellor