Year 1555 in History

Events in History

  • Feb 4 Reformer and bible translator John Roger is the first protestant martyr under Mary I, when he is burnt at the stake at Smithfield, London
  • Feb 9 Bishop of Gloucester John Hooper is burned at the stake for heresy
  • Apr 9 Marcello Cervini elected Pope Marcellus II
  • Apr 17 Siena surrenders to Spanish troops
  • May 23 Giampietro Caraffa elected Pope Paul IV
  • Jul 2 Turkish naval commander Dragut [Turgut Reis] sacks the Italian city of Paola
  • Sep 25 Freedom of Religion in Augsburg
  • Sep 30 Bishop of Oxford Nicholas Ridley sentenced to death as a heretic
  • Oct 21 Emperor Charles V makes Erard of Pallandt earl of Culemborg
  • Oct 21 English parliament refuses to recognize Philip of Spain as king
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Historical Figures Born in 1555

  • Apr 21 Ludovico Carracci, Italian painter, born in Bologna, Italy (d. 1619)
  • Aug 1 Edward Kelley, British spirit medium and Renaissance occultist, born in Worcester, England (d. 1597)
  • Sep 23 Louise de Coligny, French 4th wife of Willem of Orange
  • Dec 4 Heinrich Meibom, German historian and poet, born in Barntrup, Germany (d. 1625)
  • Dec 27 Johann Arndt, German Lutheran theologian and author of books on devotional Christianity, born in Edderitz, Anhalt-K├Âthen, Holy Roman Empire (d. 1621)