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Events and People Who Made History in the Year 1555 AD

April

April 9: Marcello Cervini elected Pope Marcellus II
April 17: Siena surrenders for Spanish troops

May

May 23: Giampietro Caraffa elected Pope Paul IV

September

September 25: Freedom of Religion in Augsburg
September 30: Oxford Bishop Nicholas Ridley sentenced to death as a heretic

October

October 21: Emperor Charles V makes Erard of Pallandt earl of Culemborg
October 21: English parliament refuses to recognize Philip of Spain as king
October 25: Emperor Karel puts son Philip II in charge of Netherlands/Naples/Milan

November

November 17: William of Orange becomes member of Council of State
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