1551 in history

1551 events chronologically

May 12 National University of San Marcos, the oldest university in the Americas, is founded in Lima, Peru
Sep 8 The foundation day in Vitória, Brazil

Top 7 most famous people born in 1551

Mar 21 Maria Anna of Bavaria (1551–1608) the daughter of Albert V, Duke of Bavaria and Anna of Austria , and the wife of Archduke Charles II of Austria.
Mar 30 Salomon Schweigger a German Lutheran theologian, minister, anthropologist and orientalist of the 16th century. He provided a valuable insight during his travels in the Balkans, Constantinople and the Middle East, and published a famous travel book of his exploits. He also published the first German language translation of the Qur'an
May 2 William Camden an English antiquarian, historian, topographer, and officer of arms. He wrote the first chorographical survey of the islands of Great Britain and Ireland and the first detailed historical account of the reign of Elizabeth I of England
Sep 19 Henry III of France a monarch of the House of Valois who was elected the monarch of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth from 1573 to 1575 and ruled as King of France from 1574 until his death. He was the last French monarch of the Valois dynasty
Oct 8 Giulio Caccini an Italian composer, teacher, singer, instrumentalist and writer of the very late Renaissance and early Baroque eras. He was one of the founders of the genre of opera, and one of the single most influential creators of the new Baroque style. He was also the father of the composer Francesca Caccini
Oct 26 Charlotte de Sauve a French noblewoman and a mistress of King Henry of Navarre, who later ruled as King Henry IV of France. She was a member of Queen Mother Catherine de' Medici's notorious "Flying Squadron" , a group of beautiful female spies and informants recruited to seduce important men at Court, and thereby extract information to pass on to the Queen Mother
Nov 11 Giovanni I Cornaro the 96th Doge of Venice, reigning from 24 January 1625 until his death.

Top 7 most famous people died in 1551

Feb 28 Martin Bucer a Protestant reformer based in Strasbourg who influenced Lutheran, Calvinist, and Anglican doctrines and practices. Bucer was originally a member of the Dominican Order, but after meeting and being influenced by Martin Luther in 1518 he arranged for his monastic vows to be annulled. He then began to work for the Reformation, with the support of Franz von Sickingen
Apr 6 Joachim Vadian a Swiss Humanist and scholar and also mayor and reformer in Gallen.
May 8 Barbara Radziwiłł Queen of Poland and Grand Duchess of Lithuania as consort to Sigismund II Augustus.
May 17 Shin Saimdang a Korean artist, writer, calligraphist, noted poet, and the mother of the Korean Confucian scholar Yulgok. Often held up as a model of Confucian ideals, her respectful nickname was Eojin Eomeoni. Her real name was Yinsun. Her pennames were Saimdang, Inimdang and Imsajae
May 18 Domenico di Pace Beccafumi an Italian Renaissance-Mannerist painter active predominantly in Siena. He is considered one of the last undiluted representatives of the Sienese school of painting
Jul 4 Gregory Cromwell 1st Baron Cromwell an English Peer. He was the only son of the Tudor statesman Thomas Cromwell, 1st Earl of Essex by his wife Elizabeth Wyckes
Aug 26 Margaret Leijonhufvud Queen of Sweden from 1536 to 1551 as the wife of King Gustav She belonged to the early Leijonhufvud clan of Swedish nobility.