On This Day

1537 in History

Events in History

  • Feb 9 Pope Paul III routes Cardinal Pole to England
  • Mar 17 French troops invade Flanders

Victory in battleVictory in Battle

Jul 12 Battle of Albancay: Diego de Almagro defeated by army led by Alonso de Alvarado on behalf of Francisco Pizarro

Conquistador Diego de Almagro
Diego de Almagro
Spanish Conquistador Francisco Pizarro
Spanish Conquistador
Francisco Pizarro
  • Jul 30 Resistant of Bomy: French/Dutch cease fire
  • Aug 15 Asunción, Paraguay, is founded.
  • Aug 25 The Honourable Artillery Company, the oldest surviving regiment in the British Army, and the second most senior, is formed.

Book releaseHistoric Publication

Sep 2 King Christian III publishes "Ordinance on the Danish Church"

King of Denmark and Norway Christian III
King of Denmark and Norway
Christian III
  • Sep 24 Uprising in Lubeck fails
  • Oct 4 The 1st complete English-language Bible, the "Matthew Bible" is printed, with translations by William Tyndale and Miles Coverdale

Birthdays in History

  • Mar 17 Toyotomi Hideyoshi, Japanese daimyō & warrior (Japan's second "great unifier"), born in Nakamura-ku, Japan (d. 1598)
  • May 20 Hieronymus Fabricius Ab, Aquapend Italy, physician (De Formato Foetu)
  • Jul 20 Arnaud d'Ossat, French diplomat and writer, born in Larroque-Magnoac, France (d. 1604)
  • Oct 12 Edward VI Tudor, King of England (1547-53), born in Hampton Court Palace, Middlesex, England (d. 1553)

Person of interestJane Grey

Oct 13 Jane Grey, Queen of England in 1553 for 9 days, born in Bradgate, England (d. 1554)

Queen of England Jane Grey
Queen of England
Jane Grey
  • Dec 5 Ashikaga Yoshiaki, 15th Japanese shōgun, born in Japan (d. 1597)
  • Dec 20 John III, King of Sweden (1568-92), born in Östergötland, Sweden (d. 1592)

Deaths in History

  • Jan 7 Alessandro de' Medici, Duke of Florence, Italian ruler of Florence (1532-37), assassinated by his friend and cousin at 26
  • Jan 12 Lorenzo di Credi, Italian painter, dies
  • Apr 8 Willem Aerts, Flemish architect, dies
  • Jul 7 Madeleine of Valois, French princess who briefly became Queen of Scotland after marrying James V, dies only six months after the wedding at 16
  • Sep 4 Johann Dietenberger, German theologian (b. c. 1475)
  • Oct 24 Jane Seymour, 3rd wife of Henry VIII and Queen of England (1536-7), dies of postnatal complications at 28