On This Day

Historical Events in 1555

  • Feb 9 Bishop of Gloucester John Hooper is burned at the stake for heresy
  • Apr 9 Marcello Cervini elected Pope Marcellus II
  • Apr 17 Siena surrenders to Spanish troops
  • May 23 Giampietro Caraffa elected Pope Paul IV
  • Jul 2 Turkish naval commander Dragut [Turgut Reis] sacks the Italian city of Paola
  • Sep 25 Freedom of Religion in Augsburg
  • Sep 30 Bishop of Oxford Nicholas Ridley sentenced to death as a heretic

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 21 Emperor Charles V makes Erard of Pallandt earl of Culemborg

Holy Roman Emperor Charles V
Holy Roman Emperor
Charles V
  • Oct 21 English parliament refuses to recognize Philip of Spain as king
  • Oct 25 Emperor Karel puts son Philip II in charge of Netherlands, Naples and Milan
  • Nov 12 The English Parliament re-establishes Catholicism.
  • Nov 17 William of Orange becomes member of Council of State