1553 in History – What happened in year 1553

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

In history, year 1553 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 1553.

Top Historical Events of the Year 1553 ⚡:

Date/MonthEvent / Incidence / Incident
10 julyThe throne of England was taken by Lady Jane Grey. She was a noblewoman of England. She was one of the most learned ladies of country of those times. She was executed under the orders which stated to burn the queen alive or behead the queen.
10 julyFour days after the death of her predecessor, Edward VI, LadyJane Grey was officially proclaimed Queen of England, beginning herreign as 'The Nine Days' Queen'.
19 julyLady Jane Grey was replaced by Mary I as Queen of England afterholding that title for just nine days.
27 octoberCondemned as a heretic for preaching nontrinitarianism andanti-infant baptism, Michael Servetus was burned at the stake outsideGeneva.
08 SeptemberThe city of Lichfield in Britain was founded.
09 SeptemberThe city of Lichfield in Britain was founded.


Famous birthdays in the year 1553:

Date/MonthName / Profession / Country
01 JulyPeter Street / Carpenter / United Kingdom
06 JuneBernardino Baldi / Author / Italy
08 OctoberJacques Auguste de Thou / Historian / France
18 OctoberLuca Marenzio / Composer / Italy
23 NovemberProspero Alpini / Physician / Italy
24 February Cherubino Alberti / Painter / Italy
29 March Vitsentzos Kornaros / Poet / Greece
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