1557 in History – What happened in year 1557

In history, year 1557 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 1557.

Top Historical Events of the Year 1557:

Date/MonthEvent / Incidence / Incident
30 aprilArauco War-Spanish forces of the Governor Francisco de Villagra launched a dawn surprise attack against the Mapuche headed by their toqui Lautaro in what is now Chile.
24 maySikandar Shah Suri, an army of 80,000 horses himself and met the Army at Sirhind. He was defeated by the Mughal army and was compelled to retreat to the Sivalik Hills in northern Punjab. The victorious Mughals marched to Delhi and occupied it. Sikandar Shah Suri was the sixth ruler of Sur dynasty, a late medieval Pashtun dynasty of northern India. He became the sultan of Delhi after overthrowing Ibrahim Shah Suri.
08 JuneEngland declared war against France.


Famous birthdays in the year 1557:

Date/MonthName / Profession / Country
01 January Stephen Bocskay / King / Romania
10 JuneLeandro Bassano / Painter / Italy
11 SeptemberJoseph Calasanz / Priest / Spain
15 February Alfonso Fontanelli / Composer / Italy
16 AugustAgostino Carracci / Painter / Italy
16 SeptemberJacques Mauduit / Composer / France
21 March Anne Howard / Poet / United Kingdom

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