On This Day

1531 in History

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 officially recognise each other
  • Feb 27 Evangelical German towns form Schmalkaldische Union

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Mar 8 Henry VIII recognised as supreme head of Church in England by the Convocation of Canterbury

King of England Henry VIII
King of England
Henry VIII
  • 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 mathematician and cartographer, born in Ingolstadt, Germany (d. 1589)

Weddings in History

LoveWedding of Interest

Jan 5 Pope Clemens VII forbids English King Henry VIII to remarry

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, dies at 78
  • 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