On This Day

September 1557 in History

Events in History

  • Sep 11 Catholic & Lutheran theology debated in Worms

Birthdays in History

  • Sep 4 Sophie of Mecklenburg-Güstrow, Queen of Denmark and Norway, born in Wismar, Germany (d. 1631)

Deaths in History


Person of interestJacques Cartier

Sep 1 Jacques Cartier, French explorer who claimed what is now Canada for France, dies at 65

French Explorer Jacques Cartier
French Explorer
Jacques Cartier
  • Sep 13 John Cheke, English classical scholar and statesman (b. 1514)
  • Sep 27 Emperor Go-Nara of Japan (b. 1497)