On This Day

Events in History in 1552

  • Jan 12 Dutch west coast hit by heavy storm, hundreds killed
  • Jan 15 France signs secret treaty with German Protestants
  • Jan 23 2nd version of Book of Common Prayer becomes mandatory in England
  • Feb 15 Dutch coast hit by heavy storm
  • Feb 24 Privileges of Hanseatic League in England are abrogated
  • Mar 26 Guru Amar Das becomes the Third Sikh Guru
  • Apr 4 Mauritius van Saksen begins alliance with Karel Anikita Stroganov
  • Apr 10 Henri II of France occupies Metz
  • Apr 18 Mauritius of Saksen occupies Linz
  • Apr 19 Mauritius of Saksen captures Karel
  • Jun 12 Land guardians of Netherlands attack Verdun

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Jun 29 Italian physician and mathematician Girolamo Cardano arrives in Edinburgh, Scotland to treat John Hamilton, Archbishop of St Andrews for over two thousand gold crowns

Mathematician Girolamo Cardano
Girolamo Cardano
  • Jul 17 Siena drives Spanish troops out of Verdun

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Aug 2 Treaty of Passau: Emperor Charles V accepts Lutheran religion

Holy Roman Emperor Charles V
Holy Roman Emperor
Charles V
  • Aug 5 Battle of Ponza: Ottoman naval fleet led by Dragut defeats Genoese fleet under Andrea Doria capturing seven galleys

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Oct 2 Conquest of Kazan by Ivan the Terrible.

Russian Tsar Ivan the Terrible
Russian Tsar
Ivan the Terrible
  • Oct 15 Khanate of Kazan is conquered by troops of Ivan Grozny.
  • Oct 29 Tsar Ivan IV escapes back to Moscow after battle
  • Oct 31 Emperor Karel & Markgraaf Albecht strike siege of Metz