1531 in History

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Events in History

  • Jan 16 English Reformation parliament's 2nd sitting
  • Jan 26 Lisbon hit by Earthquake; about 30,000 die
  • Jan 31 King Ferdinand of Austria and King John Zapolya of Hungary offically recognise each other

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Feb 11 Henry VIII recognised as supreme head of Church in England following the schism with Rome

King of England Henry VIII
King of England
Henry VIII
  • Feb 27 Evangelical German towns form Schmalkaldische Union
  • May 31 "Women's Revolt" in Amsterdam: wool house in churchyard aborted

AgreementTreaty of Interest

Jun 9 Pope Clemens VII and Francois I sign secret treaty against the Holy Roman Emperor Charles V

Holy Roman Emperor Charles V
Holy Roman Emperor
Charles V
  • Oct 11 Battle of Kappel: Swiss Roman Catholic cantons beat protestant forces of Zurich; Huldrych Zwingli Swiss reformation leader is killed
  • Oct 24 Bavaria joins Schmalkaldic League
  • Oct 28 Battle of Amba Sel: Imam Ahmad ibn Ibrihim al-Ghazi again defeats the army of Lebna Dengel, Emperor of Ethiopia. The southern part of Ethiopia falls under Imam Ahmad's control.
  • Dec 17 Pope Clement VII establishes a parallel body to the Inquisition in Lisbon, Portugal

Birthdays in History

  • Sep 14 Philipp Apianus, [Bennewitz/Bienewitz], German geography/cartographer

Weddings in History


HeartWedding of Interest

Jan 5 Pope Clemens VII forbids English King Henry VIII to re-marry

King of England Henry VIII
King of England
Henry VIII

Deaths in History

  • Jan 22 Andrea del Sarto, Italian painter, dies at 44
  • Feb 16 Johannes Stöffler, German mathematician and astronomer (b. 1452)
  • Mar 6 Pedrarias Dávila, Spanish conquistador
  • Mar 20 Sicke Freerks/Frericx, [Cutter], Dutch anabaptist, beheaded
  • Apr 5 Richard Roose, boiled to death for trying to poison an archbishop
  • May 19 Jan Łaski, Polish statesman and diplomat (b. 1456)
  • Jul 8 Tilman Riemenschneider, German sculptor, dies at 71
  • Jul 17 Hosokawa Takakuni, Japanese military commander (b. 1484)
  • Jul 23 Louis de Brézé, seigneur d'Anet, Marshal of Normandy and husband of Diane de Poitiers
  • Sep 22 Louise Van Savoye, French regent of king Francois I, dies at 55
  • Oct 11 Huldrych Zwingli, Swiss church reformer (Zwinglianen), dies
  • Nov 24 Johannes Oecolampadius, German religious reformer (b. 1482)
  • Dec 6 John Volkertsz Trimaker, Dutch anabaptist leader, beheaded