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Year 1537 in History

Events in History

  • Feb 9 Pope Paul III routes Cardinal Pole to England
  • Mar 17 French troops invade Flanders
  • May 3 Strategic city of Santa Cruz de Mompox founded on the Magdalena River (modern Colombia) by Spanish conquistadors
  • Jul 12 Battle of Albancay: Diego de Almagro defeated by army led by Alonso de Alvarado on behalf of Francisco Pizarro
  • Jul 30 Resistant of Bomy: French Dutch cease fire
  • Aug 15 AsunciĆ³n, Paraguay, is founded
  • Aug 25 The Honourable Artillery Company, the oldest surviving regiment in the British Army, and the second most senior, is formed
  • Sep 2 King Christian III publishes "Ordinance on the Danish Church"
  • 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
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Historical Figures Who Died in 1537

  • 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)

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