1549 in history

1549 events chronologically

Mar 29 The city of Salvador da Bahia, the first capital of Brazil, is founded
Jul 27 The Jesuit priest Francis Xavier's ship reaches Japan
Aug 15 Jesuit priest Francis Xavier comes ashore at Kagoshima (Traditional Japanese date: July 22, 1549)
Aug 17 Battle of Sampford Courtenay – The Prayer Book Rebellion is quashed in England
Nov 29 The papal conclave of 1549–50 begins

Top 7 most famous people born in 1549

Feb 20 Francesco Maria II della Rovere Duke of Urbino the last Duke of Urbino.
Jul 5 Francesco Maria del Monte an Italian Cardinal, diplomat and connoisseur of the arts. His fame today rests on his early patronage of the important Baroque master Caravaggio, and on his art collection which provides provenance for many important works of the period
Jul 30 Ferdinando I de' Medici Grand Duke of Tuscany Grand Duke of Tuscany from 1587 to 1609, having succeeded his older brother Francesco I.
Aug 2 Mikołaj Krzysztof "the Orphan" Radziwiłł a Polish-Lithuanian noble.
Nov 1 Anna of Austria Queen of Spain Queen of Spain by virtue of her marriage to her uncle, King Philip II of Spain.
Nov 5 Philippe de Mornay a French Protestant writer and member of the anti-monarchist Monarchomaques.
Nov 30 Henry Savile (Bible translator) an English scholar, Warden of Merton College, Oxford, and Provost of Eton. He was a Member of the Parliament of England for Bossiney in 1589 and Dunwich in 1593

Top 7 most famous people died in 1549

Jan 23 Johannes Honter a Transylvanian Saxon, renaissance humanist and theologian. Honter is best known for his geographic and cartographic publishing activity, as well as for implementing the Lutheran reform in Transylvania
Feb 14 Il Sodoma the name given to the Italian Renaissance painter Giovanni Antonio Bazzi. Il Sodoma painted in a manner that superimposed the High Renaissance style of early 16th-century Rome onto the traditions of the provincial Sienese school; he spent the bulk of his professional life in Siena, with two periods in Rome
Mar 20 Thomas Seymour 1st Baron Seymour of Sudeley probably best known, however, for his influence in the life of the future Queen Elizabeth I.
Apr 15 Christine of Saxony a German noble, landgravine of Hesse. She was the regent of Hesse in 1547-1549
Nov 10 Pope Paul III Pope from 13 October 1534 to his death in 1549.
Nov 13 Paul Fagius a Renaissance scholar of Biblical Hebrew.
Dec 21 Marguerite de Navarre the princess of France, Queen of Navarre, and Duchess of Alençon and Berry. She was married to Henry II of Navarre. Her brother became King of France, as Francis I and the two siblings were responsible for the celebrated intellectual and cultural court and salons of their day in France