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1556Akbar (14) succeeds his father Humajun as Sultan of Delhi

1556 Historical Events
Date Event
Jan 16
Emperor Karel appoints his son Philip II, king of Spain 
Jan 23
Shaanxi Earthquake - deadliest ever recorded kills 830,000 in Shensi Province, China 
Jan 27
Willem of Orange becomes a Knight of the Order of the Golden Fleece 
Feb 5
Kings Henri I & Philip II sign Treaty of Vaucelles 
Feb 14
Archbishop Thomas Cranmer declared a heretic 
Mar 22
Cardinal Reginald Pole becomes archbishop of Canterbury 
Mar 28
Karel V's son Philip II crowned king of Spain 
Mar 28
Origin of Fasli Era (India) 
Apr 13
Portuguese Marranos who revert back to Judaism burned by order of Pope 
Sep 9
Pope Paul IV refuses to crown Ferdinand of Austria emperor 
Sep 12
Emperor Charles abdicates in favour of his brother Ferdinand I 
Sep 13
Charles V & Maria of Hungary march into Spain 
Sep 15
Vlissingen ex-emperor Charles V returns to Spain 
Oct 17
Ex-emperor Karel departs Netherland for Spain 
Nov 5
Akbar (14) succeeds his father Humajun as Sultan of Delhi 
Nov 5
Battle at Panipat: Mogollegers beat hindu leader Hemu 
Nov 23
King Philip II confers with Dutch financial experts 
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