On This Day

1546 in History

Events in History

  • Jan 23 Having published nothing for eleven years, Francois Rabelais publishes the Tiers Livre, his sequel to Gargantua and Pantagruel.
  • Jun 7 England signs Peace of Andres with Scotland/Ireland

Birthdays in History

  • Jan 27 Joachim III Frederick, elector (Brandenburg)
  • Feb 14 Johann Pistorius, German theologist & historian, born in Nidda, Germany (d. 1608)
  • May 5 Thomas Cecil, 1st Earl of Exeter, English politician, born in St Mary the Great, Cambridge, England (d. 1623)
  • Jun 24 Robert Parsons, English jesuit (A Letter Disclosure), born in Nether Stowey, Somerset, England (d. 1610)
  • Jul 4 Murad III, Sultan of Turkey (1574-95), born in Manisa, Ottoman Empire (d. 1595)

Person of interestTycho Brahe

Dec 14 Tycho Brahe, Danish astronomer (Golden nose), born in Knudstrup, Denmark (d. 1601)

Astronomer Tycho Brahe
Tycho Brahe
  • Dec 22 Kuroda Yoshitaka, Japanese daimyō, born in Himeji, Hyōgo Prefecture, Japan (d. 1604)

Deaths in History

  • Jan 21 Azai Sukemasa, Japanese samurai and warlord (b. 1491)

Person of interestMartin Luther

Feb 18 Martin Luther, German theologian and key figure in the Protestant Reformation, dies at 62

Theologian and Founder of Protestantism Martin Luther
Theologian and Founder of Protestantism
Martin Luther
  • Mar 1 George Wishart, Scottish religious reformer, martyred at 33
  • Mar 10 Thomas Elyot, English diplomat (Boke named the Governor), dies at 46
  • Mar 26 Thomas Elyot, English diplomat, dies at about 56
  • May 29 Cardinal Beaton, English archbishop of St Andrews, murdered in St Andrews Castle at 52
  • Jul 4 Hayreddin Barbarossa, Admiral of the Ottoman Navy (b. 1478)
  • Jul 16 Anne Askew, English Protestant (burned at the stake) (b. 1521)
  • Aug 1 Peter Faber, French Jesuit theologian (co-founder of Society of Jesus), dies at 39
  • Aug 3 Antonio da Sangallo the Younger, Italian architect, dies at 62
  • Aug 3 Étienne Dolet, French scholar and printer, dies on his 37th birthday
  • Aug 12 Francisco de Vitoria, Spanish theology/lawyer, dies
  • Nov 1 Giulio Romano, Italian painter/architect (Ondergang der Titanen), dies