1531 in history

1531 events chronologically

Jan 26 Lisbon, Portugal is hit by an earthquake—thousands die
Feb 11 Henry VIII of England is recognized as supreme head of the Church of England
Oct 11 Huldrych Zwingli is killed in battle with the Roman Catholic cantons of Switzerland
Oct 28 Battle of Amba Sel: Imam Ahmad ibn Ibrahim al-Ghazi again defeats the army of Lebna Dengel, Emperor of Ethiopia. The southern part of Ethiopia falls under Imam Ahmad's control
Nov 23 The Second War of Kappel results in the dissolution of the Protestant alliance in Switzerland
Dec 9 The Virgin of Guadalupe first appears to Juan Diego at Tepeyac, Mexico City

Born in 1531

Jun 10 Przecław Lanckoroński a notable member of the Polish szlachta, a knight often identified as the first hetman of the Cossacks in service of Poland, as well as a landowner and starost of Chmielnik, title awarded in modern Ukraine.
Jul 22 Leonhard Thurneysser a scholar and miracle doctor at the court of Elector John George of Brandenburg.
Oct 12 Jacques Duke of Nemours Savoy, 2nd Duke of Nemours became Duke of Nemours in 1533.
Nov 16 Anna d'Este an important princess with considerable influence at the court of France and a central figure in the French Wars of Religion. In her first marriage she was Duchess of Aumale, then of Guise, in her second marriage Duchess of Nemours and Genevois
Dec 6 Vespasiano I Gonzaga an Italian nobleman, diplomat, writer, military engineer and condottiero. He is remembered as a patron of the arts and the founder of Sabbioneta, a town in Lombardy designed according to the Renaissance principles of the "ideal city"
Dec 9 Şehzade Cihangir the sixth and youngest child of Hürrem Sultan and the Ottoman Sultan Suleiman the Magnificent. From birth, he had many problems of health and developed a deformity. He was very well educated and said to be one of the cleverest of his siblings and half-siblings. Reports suggest he later died of "grief" at the news of the execution of his half-brother, Mustafa, ordered by his father, Sultan Suleiman

Top 7 most famous people died in 1531

Feb 16 Johannes Stöffler a German mathematician, astronomer, astrologer, priest, maker of astronomical instruments and professor at the University of Tübingen.
Mar 6 Pedro Arias Dávila a Spanish colonial administrator. He led the first great Spanish expedition in the New World. For the date of birth, refer to Aram, Bethany. Leyenda negra y leyendas doradas en la conquista de América: Pedrarias y Balboa. Madrid: Marcial Pons historia, 2008
May 19 Jan Łaski (1456–1531) a Polish nobleman, Grand Chancellor of the Crown , diplomat, from 1490 secretary to Poland's King Casimir IV Jagiellon and from 1508 coadjutor to the Archbishop of Lwów.
Jul 7 Tilman Riemenschneider a German sculptor and woodcarver active in Würzburg from 1483. He was one of the most prolific and versatile sculptors of the transition period between late Gothic and Renaissance, a master in stone and limewood
Sep 22 Louise of Savoy a French noblewoman, Duchess regnant of Auvergne and Bourbon, Duchess of Nemours, the mother of King Francis I of France. She was politically active and served as the Regent of France in 1515, in 1525–1526 and in 1529
Oct 11 Huldrych Zwingli a leader of the Reformation in Switzerland. Born during a time of emerging Swiss patriotism and increasing criticism of the Swiss mercenary system, he attended the University of Vienna and the University of Basel, a scholarly centre of Renaissance humanism. He continued his studies while he served as a pastor in Glarus and later in Einsiedeln, where he was influenced by the writings of Erasmus
Nov 24 Johannes Oecolampadius a German religious reformer from the Electorate of the Palatinate. His real name was Hussgen or Heussgen, a name first changed to Hausschein and then into the Greek equivalent, which is derived from οίκος oikos, "house," and λαμπάς lampas, "lamp"