June 1556 in history

June 1556 events chronologically

Jun 27 The thirteen Stratford Martyrs are burned at the stake near London for their Protestant beliefs

Born in June 1556

Jun 13 Pomponio Nenna a Neapolitan Italian composer of the Renaissance. He is mainly remembered for his madrigals, which were influenced by Gesualdo, and for his polychoral sacred motets, posthumously published as Sacrae Hebdomadae Responsoria in 1622
Jun 24 Joan of Valois (1556) the twin sister of Victoria of Valois, the last child born to King Henry II of France and his wife, Catherine de' Medici.
Jun 24 Victoria of Valois and her twin sister Joan were the last children born to King Henry II of France and his wife, Catherine de' Medici.

Died in June 1556

Jun 10 Martin Agricola a German composer of Renaissance music and a music theorist.
Jun 12 Cristóbal de Castillejo a Spanish poet, a contemporary of Garcilaso de la Vega and Juan Boscán, who championed the use of traditional forms of Spanish poetry and criticized the use of Italianate forms such as the sonnet.
Jun 24 Joan of Valois (1556) the twin sister of Victoria of Valois, the last child born to King Henry II of France and his wife, Catherine de' Medici.