Year 1551 in History

Events in History

  • Mar 9 Emperor Karel appoints son Philip as heir to the throne
  • Apr 11 English premier John Dudley appointed Duke of Northumberland
  • Apr 20 John Dudley becomes Earl Marshal of England
  • May 1 Council of Trente resumes
  • May 12 San Marcos University in Lima, Peru, opens (oldest continuously operating university in the Americas)
  • Jun 8 Pope Julius III excommunicates Duke Ottario Farnese of Parma
  • Jul 19 Treaty of Karlsburg: arch duke Ferdinand of Austria recognized as King of Hungary/Transsylvania
  • Aug 14 Ottoman fleet under Dragut captures Tripoli from The Knights of Malta after a six-day bombardment
  • Oct 16 English Edward Seymour Duke of Somerset re-arrested
  • Dec 19 Dutch west coast hit by hurricane

Historical Figures Born in 1551

  • Jan 14 Alberico Gentili, Italian lawyer & jurist, born in Province of Macerata, Italy (d. 1608)
  • May 2 William Camden, English historian (Brittania, Annales), born in London (d. 1623)
  • May 17 Martin Delrio, Flemish theologian and occultist, born in Antwerp (d. 1608)
  • Sep 19 Henry III, King of Poland and France (1573-89), born in Ch√Ęteau de Fontainebleau, France (d. 1589)

Historical Marriages

  • Jul 8 Willem of Orange weds countess Anna van Egmond & Buren

Historical Figures Who Died in 1551

  • Apr 6 Joachim Vadianus, Swiss physician/mayor of Sankt Gallen, dies at 66
  • Apr 21 Oda Nobuhide, Japanese warlord (b. 1510)
  • May 18 Domenico di Pace Beccafumi, Italian Mannerist painter, dies at 65
  • May 31 Aristotele "Basiano" da Sangallo, Italian set designer, dies
  • Jul 13 John Wallop, English soldier and diplomat (b. 1490)

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