On This Day

Historical Events in 1554

  • Jan 5 Great fire in Eindhoven, Netherlands
  • Jan 12 Bayinnaung crowned King of Burma, goes on to assemble the largest empire in the history of Southeast Asia
  • Jan 25 Sir Thomas Wyatt gathers an army in Kent, rebels against Queen Mary
  • Jan 25 Founding of the city of São Paulo in Brazil
  • Feb 9 Battle at London: Sir Thomas Wyatt defeated and his rebellion against Queen Mary crushed
  • Feb 12 Queen of England for nine days, Lady Jane Grey is executed for treason
  • Nov 30 England reconciles with Pope Julius III