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Millennium: 2nd millennium
Centuries: 15th century16th century17th century
Decades: 1520s  1530s  1540s  – 1550s –  1560s  1570s  1580s
Years: 1553 1554 155515561557 1558 1559

Events

Births

  • January 8 – Uesugi Kagekatsu, Japanese samurai and warlord (died 1623)
  • February 21 – Sethus Calvisius, German calendar reformer (d. 1615)
  • March 7 – Guillaume du Vair, French statesman and philosopher (died 1621)
  • June 6 – Edward la Zouche, 11th Baron Zouche (died 1625)
  • November 15 – Jacques-Davy Duperron, French cardinal (died 1618)
  • Henry Briggs, English mathematician (died 1630)
  • Margaret Clitherow, English Catholic martyr (died 1586)
  • Shibata Katsutoyo, Japanese military commander (died 1583)
  • Nakagawa Kiyohide, Japanese military commander (died 1583)
  • Ahmad Baba al Massufi, Sudanese writer and political leader
  • James Melville, Scottish divine and reformer (died 1614)
  • Maria of Nassau, second daughter of William the Silent (died 1616)

Deaths


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