Events in History in 1551

  • 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

Event of Interest

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