On This Day

Events in History in 1557

  • Feb 27 1st Russian Embassy arrives in London
  • Apr 12 Cuenca is founded in Ecuador
  • Jun 7 England declares war on France
  • Aug 3 Dutch States-General meet at Valenciennes
  • Aug 10 Battle of St Quentin in Picardy: Lamoraal, Count of Egmont and Philibert, Duke of Savoy (Spanish Empire) beat the Duke of Montmorency (France)
  • Sep 11 Catholic & Lutheran theology debated in Worms
  • Dec 3 1st Covenant of Scottish protestants form