On This Day

Events in History in 1554

  • Jan 5 Great fire in Eindhoven, Netherlands
  • Jan 12 Bayinnaung crowned King of Burma, goes on to assemble the largest empire in the history of Southeast Asia
  • Jan 25 Sir Thomas Wyatt gathers an army in Kent, rebels against Queen Mary
  • Jan 25 Founding of the city of São Paulo in Brazil
  • Feb 9 Battle at London: Sir Thomas Wyatt defeated and his rebellion against Queen Mary crushed

BattleExecution

Feb 12 Queen of England for nine days, Lady Jane Grey is executed for treason

Queen of England Jane Grey
Queen of England
Jane Grey

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 30 England reconciles with Pope Julius III

Counter-Reformation Pope Julius III
Counter-Reformation Pope
Julius III