1556 in History – What happened in year 1556

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

In history, year 1556 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 1556.

Top Historical Events of the Year 1556 ⚡:

Date/MonthEvent / Incidence / Incident
23 januaryThe deadliest earthquake in history killed about 830,000 people in Shaanxi Province, China.
21 marchArchbishop of Canterbury Thomas Cranmer, one of the founders of Anglicanism, was burnt at the stake in Oxford, England, for heresy.
27 juneThe thirteen Stratford Martyrs were burned at the stake nearLondon for their Protestant beliefs.
05 NovemberHemu was defeated by the Mughal ruler Akbar in the Second Panipat War.
16 JanuarySpain's Emperor Carrell chose his son Philip II as his successor.
23 JanuaryEighty and 30 thousand people died in the devastating earthquake that hit China's Shenxi province.
26 JanuaryThe Mughal ruler Humayun died due to falling from the stairs.
02 FebruaryAbout eight hundred and thirty thousand people died in the devastating earthquake in China's Shanxi province.
14 FebruaryAkbar's Rajabhisheka took place in just 13 years at Kalanaur in Gurdaspur district of Punjab.


Famous birthdays in the year 1556:

Date/MonthName / Profession / Country
06 JuneEdward la Zouche / Politician / United Kingdom
07 March Guillaume du Vair / Author / France
08 January Uesugi Kagekatsu / Daimyo / Japan
15 NovemberJacques Davy Duperron / Cardinal / France
17 AugustAlexander Briant / Martyr / United Kingdom
21 February Sethus Calvisius / Astronomer / Germany
24 AugustSophia Brahe / Astronomer / Denmark
25 JulyGeorge Peele / Poet / United Kingdom
27 AprilFrançois Béroalde de Verville / Writer / France

Famous Indian Personalities Birthdays in the year 1556:

YearName / Profession / Country
17 DecemberAbdul Rahim Khan-I-Khana / Poet / India

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