1537 in history

1537 events chronologically

Aug 25 The Honourable Artillery Company, the oldest surviving regiment in the British Army, and the second most senior, is formed

Top 7 most famous people born in 1537

Mar 4 Longqing Emperor the twelfth emperor of the Ming dynasty of China from 1567 to 1572. He was created Prince of Yu in 1539. His era name means "Great celebration"
May 20 Hieronymus Fabricius a pioneering anatomist and surgeon known in medical science as "The Father of Embryology.".
May 28 Ismail II the third Safavid Shah of Iran.
Jun 3 João Manuel Prince of Portugal a Portuguese infante , the eighth son of King John III of Portugal by his wife Catherine of Austria, daughter of Philip I of Castile and Joanna of Castile. As the heir to the throne he was styled Prince of Portugal
Oct 12 Edward VI of England King of England and Ireland from 28 January 1547 until his death. He was crowned on 20 February at the age of nine. The son of Henry VIII and Jane Seymour, Edward was the third monarch of the Tudor dynasty and England's first monarch raised as a Protestant. During Edward's reign, the realm was governed by a Regency Council because he never reached his majority. The Council was first led by his uncle Edward Seymour, 1st Duke of Somerset, , and then by John Dudley, 1st Earl of Warwick, from 1551 Duke of Northumberland
Dec 5 Ashikaga Yoshiaki the 15th shogun of the Ashikaga shogunate in Japan who reigned from 1568 to 1573. His father, Ashikaga Yoshiharu was the twelfth shogun, and his brother, Ashikaga Yoshiteru was the thirteenth shogun
Dec 20 John III of Sweden King of Sweden from 1568 until his death. He was the son of King Gustav I of Sweden and his second wife Margaret Leijonhufvud. He was also, quite autonomously, the ruler of Finland, as Duke John from 1556 to 1563. In 1581 he assumed also the title Grand Prince of Finland

Top 7 most famous people died in 1537

Jan 6 Baldassare Peruzzi an Italian architect and painter, born in a small town near Siena and died in Rome. He worked for many years with Bramante, Raphael, and later Sangallo during the erection of the new Peter's. He returned to his native Siena after the Sack of Rome where he was employed as architect to the Republic. For the Sienese he built new fortifications for the city and designed a remarkable dam on the Bruna River near Giuncarico. He seems to have moved back to Rome permanently by 1535
Jan 6 Alessandro de' Medici Duke of Florence ruler of Florence from 1530 until 1537. Though illegitimate, he was the last member of the "senior" branch of the Medici to rule Florence and the first to be a hereditary duke
Jan 12 Lorenzo di Credi an Italian Renaissance painter and sculptor. He first influenced Leonardo da Vinci and then was greatly influenced by him
Jun 23 Pedro de Mendoza a Spanish conquistador, soldier and explorer, and the first adelantado of the Viceroyalty of the Río de la Plata.
Jun 30 Thomas Darcy 1st Baron Darcy de Darcy an English nobleman, the only son, and heir, of Sir William Darcy and his wife, Euphemia Langton, the daughter of Sir John Langton. Darcy was opposed to the Dissolution of the Monasteries and for his role in the Pilgrimage of Grace, was convicted of high treason for delivering up Pontefract Castle to the rebels. He was executed on Tower Hill 30 June 1537
Jul 7 Madeleine of Valois a French princess who became Queen of Scots as the first spouse of King James V.
Oct 24 Jane Seymour Queen of England from 1536 to 1537 as the third wife of King Henry VIII. She succeeded Anne Boleyn as queen consort following the latter's execution for high treason, incest and adultery in May 1536. She died of postnatal complications less than two weeks after the birth of her only child, a son who reigned as Edward She was the only one of Henry's wives to receive a queen's funeral, and his only consort to be buried beside him in George's Chapel, Windsor Castle. She was the only wife of Henry VIII whose son survived infancy