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Events in 1531
|5 January:|| ||Ferdinand I is crowned king of Germany in the last of 42 royal coronations at Aachen Cathedral in 595 years.|
|9 April:|| ||The resurrection of Jesus Christ is celebrated Easter Sunday after the first full moon after the spring equinox as fixed by the Council of Nicaea in 325.|
|11 April:|| ||Jews celebrate Pesach for the next seven or eight days.|
|18 April:|| ||The thirty days of Ramadan in the Islamic year 937 begin at the first sighting of the lunar crescent.|
|18 May:|| ||Muslims celebrate the Conclusion of the Fast on the first day of the month Shawwal.|
|28 May:|| ||Seven weeks after Easter Christians celebrate Pentecost, possibly since 68 AD.|
|25 July:|| ||Muslims celebrate the Festival of Sacrifice on the tenth day of the month Dhu al-Hijjah.|
|1 October:|| ||Jews celebrate Yom Kippur since sunset last night.|
|11 October:|| ||Huldrych Zwingli, Swiss theologian, leader of the Reformation in Switzerland, dies in Kappel am Albis at age 47.|
|9 December:|| ||Aztec peasant Cuauhtlatoatzin, baptized Juan Diego shortly after the arrival of the first Spanish missionaries in 1524, has a vision of Saint Mary, who asks him to build a chapel in her honor, now known as the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Mexico City, the most visited Catholic pilgrim destination in the world.|
People in 1531
Clement VII, Hans Holbein the Younger, John Taverner, Desiderius Erasmus, Nicolaus Copernicus, Michelangelo Buonarroti, Thomas More, Martin Luther, Henry VIII, Melanchthon, Charles V, Nostradamus, Francis Xavier, Alva, Andrea Palladio, John Calvin, Giorgio Vasari, Gerardus Mercator, Vesalius, Mary I, Antoine Perrenot de Granvelle, Tintoretto, Gaspard de Coligny and Takeda Shingen celebrated their birthday this year.
The year 1531 was a common year starting on a Sunday, just like 1441, 1447, 1458, 1469, 1475, 1486, 1497, 1503, 1514 and 1525 in the century before it and 1542, 1553, 1559, 1570, 1581, 1589, 1595, 1606, 1617 and 1623 in the next.
The coloured days highlight
other historical milestones, and recurring events such as anniversaries and
icons indicate the phases of the moon and appear only for dates in the Gregorian calendar, i.e. after 14 October 1582. The Chinese calendar is available only from 1645 to 2644, the first millenium since the last reform. The coloured columns mark the Sundays, the last day of the week per standard ISO-8601.
The normal calendar page for the current /year?2018 contains an introduction to the intriguing history of the year as we know it. The Calendar Converter has more detail. The so called Perpetual Calendar uses a trick from before the age of computers to find the weekday for any Gregorian date. Also see an overview of all historical events in the last six thousand years.
URL: < http://4umi.com/year?1531 >, created 23 January 2011, changed 13 September 2012, served 25 February 2018.