1555 in History – What happened in year 1555

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

In history, year 1555 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 1555.

Top Historical Events of the Year 1555 ⚡:

Date/MonthEvent / Incidence / Incident
23 mayGiovanni Pietro Carafa became Pope Paul IV and had a short,but tumultuous papacy, during which the Papal States suffered a seriousmilitary defeat.
22 juneHumayun crossed the Indus and captured Lahore and ousted Sikandar Suri of Delhi throne. The Mughal Emperor Humayun, gathered a vast army and attempted the challenging task of retaking the throne in Delhi. Humayun placed the army under the able leadership of Bairam Khan. This was a wise move given Humayun's own record of military ineptitude, and turned out to be prescient, as Bairam was to prove himself a great tactician.
22 JuneHumanyu defeated Alexander Suri and declared Akbar as successor.
23 JulyHumayun entered Delhi after conquering Alexander Suri in Sirhind.


Famous birthdays in the year 1555:

Date/MonthName / Profession / Country
01 AugustEdward Kelley / Spirit Medium / United Kingdom
04 DecemberHeinrich Meibom / Poet / Germany
11 JuneLodovico Zacconi / Composer / Italy
13 JuneGiovanni Antonio Magini / Mathematician / Italy
21 AprilLudovico Carracci / Painter / Italy
21 March John Leveson / Politician / United Kingdom
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