On This Day

Deaths in History in 1555

  • Feb 9 John Hooper, deprived Bishop of Gloucester, burnt for heresy
  • Feb 9 Rowland Taylor, English clergyman, dies at 44
  • Mar 23 Julius III [Giovanni Maria Ciocchi del Monte], Counter-Reformation Pope (1550-55), dies at 67
  • Mar 27 William Hunter, Protestant martyr
  • Apr 12 Joanna of Castile (Joanna the mad), wife of Philip I of Castile dies at 75
  • May 1 Marcellus II [Marcello Cervini], Italian humanist and Pope (1555, 22 days), dies at 53
  • May 25 Henry II of Navarre (b. 1503)
  • Jun 7 Maarten van Rossum, Dutch army leader, dies at about 76
  • Jun 23 Pedro Mascarenhas, Portuguese explorer (b. 1470)
  • Aug 8 Oronce Finé, French mathematician (b. 1494)
  • Sep 8 Thomas Villanova, Spanish saint/archbishop of Valencia, dies
  • Oct 7 Louis of Praet, Habsburg diplomat (b. 1488)
  • Oct 9 Justus Jonas, German Protestant theologian and reformer, dies at 62
  • Oct 16 Hugh Latimer, English bishop and royal chaplain, burned at the stake as one of the Oxford Martyrs at 80
  • Oct 16 Nicholas Ridley, English theologist/bishop of Rochester, burned at the stake as an Oxford martyr
  • Nov 12 Stephen Gardiner, English bishop of Winchester, dies at about 65
  • Nov 21 Georg Agricola, [Bauer], German mineralogist (zinc), dies at 61
  • Nov 24 French Vervoort, Flemish mystic (Bruylocht Cleedt), dies at about 65