Year 1548 in History

Events in History

  • Feb 26 Ottoman fleet under Piri Reis retakes the port of Aden (modern Yemen) from the Portuguese
  • Jun 30 Augsburg Interim issued by Charles V becomes law - orders Lutherans to return to Catholic practices with some concessions
  • Jul 16 La Paz, Bolivia, is founded
  • Aug 15 Mary Queen of Scotland arrives in France, aged 6

Historical Figures Born in 1548

  • Jan 5 Francisco Suarez, Spanish theologian, born in Granada, Spain (d. 1617)
  • Mar 13 Sasbout Vosmeer, Dutch Catholic theologist and apostole vicar, born in Delft, Netherlands (d. 1614)
  • Mar 18 Cornelis Ketel, Dutch portrait painter/poet
  • Sep 2 Vincenzo Scamozzi, Italian architect (d. 1616)
  • Sep 29 William V, Duke of Bavaria (d. 1626)

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Historical Figures Who Died in 1548

  • Mar 23 Itagaki Nobukata, retainer of Takeda Shingen
  • Apr 1 Sigismund I, the Elder, King of Poland, dies at 81
  • Jun 3 Juan de Zumárraga, Spanish Catholic bishop of Mexico (b. 1468)
  • Jun 6 Juan de Castro, Portuguese explorer (b. 1500)
  • Sep 5 Catharine Parr, Queen of England (1543-47), 6th wife of Henry VIII, dies at about 36

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