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Heads of State · Nekrolog

Julius III.
Julius III. is
elected Pope.
Gustav I. Wasa
Gustav I. Wasa
founds Helsinki .
Augsburg 1550 (painting by Heinrich Vogtherr the Younger)
Emperor Charles V calls a Reichstag in Augsburg .
1550 in other calendars
Armenian calendar 998/999 (turn of the year July)
Ethiopian calendar 1542/43
Buddhist calendar 2093/94 (southern Buddhism); 2092/93 (alternative calculation according to Buddhas Parinirvana )
Chinese calendar 70th (71st) cycle

Year of the Metal Dog庚戌 ( at the beginning of the year Earth Rooster 己酉)

Chula Sakarat (Siam, Myanmar) / Dai calendar (Vietnam) 912/913 (turn of the year April)
Dangun era (Korea) 3883/84 (October 2/3)
Iranian calendar 928/929
Islamic calendar 956/957 (turn of the year 19/20 January)
Jewish calendar 5310/11 (September 10/11)
Coptic calendar 1266/67
Malayalam calendar 725/726
Seleucid era Babylon: 1860/61 (turn of the year April)

Syria: 1861/62 (turn of the year October)

Vikram Sambat (Nepalese Calendar) 1606/07 (turn of the year April)


Politics and world events

Holy Roman Empire

Albrecht V of Bavaria



Altan Khan


  • January 6th : The city of Valledupar in today's Colombia is founded by Hernando Santana and Juan de Castellanos.

science and technology


Michel de Nostredame, portrait of his son César de Nostredame


After a 71-day conclave , Giovanni Maria Ciocchi del Monte was chosen on February 7th as a compromise candidate to succeed Paul III, who died the previous year . elected. The new Pope takes the name Julius III. on. His pontificate is strongly influenced by nepotism . In his first consistory of March 30th, he elevated his adoptive nephew Innocenzo Ciocchi del Monte to cardinal .

Historical maps and views

Europe 1550
Colonization of the world by Europe in 1550


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Charles IX from France

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Exact date of birth unknown

John Napier
  • John Napier , Scottish thinker and mathematician († 1617 )
  • Safiye , wife of the Ottoman Sultan Murat III., Regent during the so-called women's rule († 1618 )

Born around 1550


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Exact date of death unknown

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