1556 in History – What happened in year 1556

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.

Know what happened in 1556:

Date/MonthEvent / Incidence / Incident
21 March Archbishop of Canterbury Thomas Cranmer, one of the founders of Anglicanism, was burnt at the stake in Oxford, England, for heresy.
23 JanuaryThe deadliest earthquake in history killed about 830,000 peoplein Shaanxi Province, China.
21 MarchArchbishop of Canterbury Thomas Cranmer, one of the founders ofAnglicanism, 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.
21 MarchArchbishop of Canterbury Thomas Cranmer (pictured), one of thefounders of Anglicanism, was burnt at the stake in Oxford, England, forheresy.


List of 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

List of famous Indian birthdays in the year 1556:

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

More years: 1506 | 1516 | 1526 | 1536 | 1546 | 1556 | 1566 | 1576 | 1586 | 1596 || 1556 | 1656 | 1756 | 1856 | 1956

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