1551 in History – What happened in year 1551

✅ Published on March 23rd, 2009 in 16th Century in History

In history, year 1551 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 1551.

Top Historical Events of the Year 1551 ⚡:

Date/MonthEvent / Incidence / Incident
12 mayThe National University of San Marcos, the oldest university inthe Americas, was founded in Lima, Peru.
14 JanuaryAbul Fazl, one of Akbar's Navratnas, was born in the Mughal period.


Famous birthdays in the year 1551:

Date/MonthName / Profession / Country
01 MayWilliam Camden / Historian / United Kingdom
02 February Nicolaus Reimers / Astronomer / Germany
08 OctoberGiulio Caccini / Composer / Italy
08 MayThomas Drury / Government Informer / United Kingdom
17 MayMartin Delrio / Occultist / Belgium
26 OctoberCharlotte de Sauve / Courtesan / France
30 March Salomon Schweigger / Politician / Germany

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