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Events and People Who Made History in the Year 1531 AD

January

January 5: Pope Clemens VII forbids English king Henry VIII to re-marry
January 16: English Reformation parliament's 2nd sitting
January 26: Lisbon hit by Earthquake; about 30,000 die
January 31: Kings Ferdinand of Austria/Janos Zapolyai of Hungary accept each other

February

February 11: Henry VIII recognized as supreme head of Church in England
February 26: Earthquake in Lisbon Spain, kills 20,000-30,000
February 27: Evangelical German monarchy/towns form Schmalkaldische Union

May

May 31: "Women's Revolt" in Amsterdam: wool house in churchyard aborted

June

June 9: Pope Clemens VII and Francois I sign secret treaty against Karel V

October

October 11: Battle at Kappel: Swiss RC kantons beat protestant
October 24: Bavaria joins Schmalkaldische Union
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