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1550

Year 1550 (MDL) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar.

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January–June

  • January 6 – Spanish Captain Hernando de Santana founds the city of Valledupar in what is now Colombian territory.
  • February 8 – Pope Julius III succeeds Pope Paul III as the 221st pope.
  • March 12 – Several hundred Spanish and indigenous troops under the command of Pedro de Valdivia defeat an army of 60,000 Mapuche at the Battle of Penco during the Arauco War in present-day Chile.
  • June 12 – The city of Helsinki, Finland (belonging to Sweden at the time) is founded by King Gustav I of Sweden.
  • July–December

  • July 7 – Chocolate is introduced to Europe.
  • July 21 – The Society of Jesus (Jesuits) is approved by Pope Julius III.
  • Date unknown

  • Altan Khan besieges Peking.
  • Iceland becomes fully Protestant.
  • The first grammatical description of the French language is published by Louis Maigret.
  • The first book in Slovene, Catechismus, written by Protestant reformer Primož Trubar, is printed in Schwäbisch Hall, Holy Roman Empire.
  • Nostradamus' first almanac is written.
  • John Dee finishes his studies at Katholieke Universiteit Leuven.
  • Sherborne School is established.
  • Navigable summit level canal completed between Alster and the Trave.
  • Approximate date – The discovery of silver at Zacatecas and Guanajuato in Mexico, and Potosí in Bolivia, stimulates silver rushes.
  • Births

  • January 18 – Tsugaru Tamenobu, Japanese Daimyo (d. 1607)
  • January 31 – Henry I, Duke of Guise, French Catholic general (d. 1588)
  • February 17 – Philip of Hohenlohe-Neuenstein, Dutch army commander (d. 1606)
  • February 22 – Charles de Ligne, 2nd Prince of Arenberg (d. 1616)
  • March 6 – Michelangelo Naccherino, Sculptor (d. 1622)
  • March 8 – William Drury, English politician (d. 1590)
  • April 5 – Andrés Pacheco, Spanish churchman and theologian (d. 1626)
  • April 9 – Giulio Pace, Italian philosopher (d. 1635)
  • April 12 – Edward de Vere, 17th Earl of Oxford, Lord Great Chamberlain of England (d. 1604)
  • April 16 – Francis Anthony, English apothecary and physician (d. 1623)
  • April 18 – Alessandro Pieroni, Italian painter (d. 1607)
  • May 8 – John I, Count Palatine of Zweibrücken (d. 1604)
  • May 25 – Camillus de Lellis, Italian soldier and nurse (d. 1614)
  • June 13 – Pomponio Nenna, Italian composer (d. 1613)
  • June 16 – Marie Eleonore of Cleves, Duchess consort of Prussia (1573–1608) (d. 1608)
  • June 27 – King Charles IX of France (d. 1574)
  • June 28 – Johannes van den Driesche, Flemish Protestant clergyman and scholar (d. 1616)
  • July 3 – Jacobus Gallus, Slovenian composer (d. 1591)
  • August 6 – Enrico Caetani, Catholic cardinal (d. 1599)
  • August 8 – Petrus Gudelinus, Belgian jurist (d. 1619)
  • September 1 – Alonso Pérez de Guzmán, 7th Duke of Medina Sidonia, Spanish admiral (d. 1615)
  • September 10 – Alonso de Guzmán El Bueno, 7th Duke of Medina Sidonia, commander of the Spanish Armada (d. 1615)
  • September 17 – Pope Paul V (d. 1621)
  • September 29 – Joachim Frederick of Brieg, Duke of Wołów (1586-1602) (d. 1602)
  • September 30 – Michael Maestlin, German astronomer and mathematician (d. 1631)
  • October 1 – Blessed Anne of Saint Bartholomew, Spanish Discalced Carmelite nun and blessed (d. 1626)
  • October 4 – King Charles IX of Sweden (d. 1611)
  • October 8 – Antonio Zapata y Cisneros, Spanish cardinal (d. 1635)
  • October 19 – Ralph Sherwin, English Martyr and saint (d. 1581)
  • October 28 – Stanislaus Kostka, Polish saint (d. 1568)
  • November 1 – Henry of Saxe-Lauenburg, Prince-Archbishop of Bremen, Prince-Bishop of Osnabruck and Paderborn (d. 1585)
  • November 6 – Karin Månsdotter, Swedish queen (d. 1612)
  • December 2 – Antonio Fernández de Córdoba y Cardona, Spanish diplomat (d. 1606)
  • December 6 – Orazio Vecchi, Italian composer (d. 1605)
  • December 21 – Aegidius Hunnius, German theologian (d. 1603)
  • December 22 – Cesare Cremonini, Italian philosopher (d. 1631)
  • December 28 – Vicente Espinel, Spanish writer (d. 1624)
  • December 29 – García de Silva Figueroa, Spanish diplomat and traveller (d. 1624)
  • December 31 – Henry I, Duke of Guise (d. 1588)
  • date unknown
  • Jacob ben Isaac Ashkenazi, author (d. 1625)
  • Willem Barentsz, Dutch navigator and explorer (d. 1597)
  • Anselmus de Boodt, Belgian mineralogist and physician (d. 1632)
  • Matthijs Bril, Flemish painter (d. 1583)
  • Sarsa Dengel, Emperor of Ethiopia (d. 1597)
  • John Napier, Scottish mathematician (d. 1617)
  • Hugh O'Neill, Earl of Tyrone, Irish rebel (d. 1616)
  • Ralph Sherwin, English Roman Catholic martyr and saint (d. 1581)
  • probable
  • Robert Balfour, Scottish philosopher (d. 1625)
  • Henry Barrowe, English Puritan and Separatist (d. 1593)
  • Emilio de' Cavalieri, Italian composer (d. 1602)
  • Cornelis Corneliszoon, Dutch inventor of the sawmill (d. c. 1600)
  • Philip Henslowe, English theatrical entrepreneur (d. 1616)
  • Brianda Pereira, Azorean Portuguese heroine (d. 1620)
  • Deaths

  • March 7 – William IV, Duke of Bavaria (b. 1493)
  • March 8 – John of God, Spanish friar and saint (b. 1495)
  • April 12 – Claude, Duke of Guise, French soldier (b. 1496)
  • May 18 – John, Cardinal of Lorraine, French churchman (b. 1498)
  • May 20 – Ashikaga Yoshiharu, Japanese shogun (b. 1511)
  • June 13 – Veronica Gambara, Italian poet (b. 1485)
  • July – Jacopo Bonfadio, historian (b. c. 1508)
  • July 30 – Thomas Wriothesley, 1st Earl of Southampton, English politician (b. 1505)
  • August 18 – Antonio Ferramolino, Italian architect and military engineer
  • October 23 – Tiedemann Giese, Polish Catholic bishop (b. 1480)
  • November 6 – Ulrich, Duke of Württemberg (b. 1487)
  • November 7 – Jón Arason, the last Catholic bishop of Iceland (executed)
  • December 8 – Gian Giorgio Trissino, humanist writer (b. 1478)
  • date unknown
  • Aq Kubek of Astrakhan, ruler of Astrakhan Khanate
  • Jamsheed Quli Qutb Shah, second ruler of Golconda
  • Tabinshwehti, King of Burma (b. 1512)
  • References

    1550 Wikipedia


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