On This Day

Events in History in 1531

  • Jan 16 English Reformation parliament's 2nd sitting
  • Jan 26 Lisbon hit by Earthquake; about 30,000 die
  • Jan 31 King Ferdinand of Austria and King John Zapolya of Hungary officially recognise each other
  • Feb 27 Evangelical German towns form Schmalkaldische Union

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Mar 8 Henry VIII recognised as supreme head of Church in England by the Convocation of Canterbury

King of England Henry VIII
King of England
Henry VIII
  • May 31 "Women's Revolt" in Amsterdam: wool house in churchyard aborted

AgreementTreaty of Interest

Jun 9 Pope Clemens VII and Francois I sign secret treaty against the Holy Roman Emperor Charles V

Holy Roman Emperor Charles V
Holy Roman Emperor
Charles V
  • Oct 11 Battle of Kappel: Swiss Roman Catholic cantons beat protestant forces of Zurich; Huldrych Zwingli Swiss reformation leader is killed
  • Oct 24 Bavaria joins Schmalkaldic League
  • Oct 28 Battle of Amba Sel: Imam Ahmad ibn Ibrihim al-Ghazi again defeats the army of Lebna Dengel, Emperor of Ethiopia. The southern part of Ethiopia falls under Imam Ahmad's control.
  • Dec 17 Pope Clement VII establishes a parallel body to the Inquisition in Lisbon, Portugal