1531 in History – What happened in year 1531

✅ Published on March 22nd, 2009 in 16th Century in History

In history, year 1531 has its own importance and known for many memorable events like famous birthdays, inventions, natural disaster, treaties, change of rulers, special days etc. Find below a list of important historical events which happened during the year 1531.

Top Historical Events of the Year 1531 ⚡:

Date/MonthEvent / Incidence / Incident
24 juneThe city of San Juan del Río, Mexico, is founded. The city was founded on the Feast of Saint John the Baptist by Fernado de Tapia, an Otomí chieftain that converted to Catholicism and dropped his Native name Conín. San Juan was one of the first Spanish settlements outside the Valley of Mexico and thus marked the beginning of the colonization of Northern and Western Mexico.
11 octoberSwiss Reformation leader Huldrych Zwingli was killed in battlewhen Catholic cantons attacked in response to a food blockade beingapplied by his alliance.
12 decemberAccording to traditional Catholic accounts, the image of the Blessed Virgin Mary miraculously appeared imprinted on Juan Diego'stilma.


Famous birthdays in the year 1531:

Date/MonthName / Profession / Country
14 NovemberRichard Topcliffe / Torturer / United Kingdom
17 JulyAntoine de Créqui Canaples / Cardinal / Roman Republic

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