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Events in 1551
|29 March:|| ||The resurrection of Jesus Christ is celebrated on Easter Sunday after the first full moon after the spring equinox since the Council of Nicaea in 325.|
|31 March:|| ||Jews celebrate Pesach for the next seven or eight days.|
|12 May:|| ||The National University of San Marcos in Lima, Peru, is founded as the Royal and Pontifical University of the City of the Kings of Lima by decree of Spanish king Charles I, making it the oldest university in the Americas.|
|17 May:|| ||Seven weeks after Easter Christians celebrate Pentecost, possibly since 68 AD.|
|2 September:|| ||The thirty days of Ramadan in the Islamic year 958 begin at the first sighting of the lunar crescent.|
|20 September:|| ||Jews celebrate Yom Kippur since sunset last night.|
|21 September:|| ||The Royal and Pontifical University of Mexico is founded by decree of Spanish king Charles I, the oldest university in North America until its closure in 1865.|
|2 October:|| ||Muslims celebrate the Conclusion of the Fast on the first day of the month Shawwal.|
|9 December:|| ||Muslims celebrate the Festival of Sacrifice on the tenth day of the month Dhu al-Hijjah.|
People in 1551
Edward VI, John Rogers, Mikael Agricola, Pieter Bruegel the Elder, Michelangelo Buonarroti, 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, Takeda Shingen, Elizabeth I, William of Orange, Joseph Scaliger, Akbar the Great, Tycho Brahe, Johan van Oldenbarnevelt and Miguel de Cervantes celebrated their birthday this year.
The year 1551 was a common year starting on a Thursday, just like 1461, 1467, 1478, 1489, 1495, 1506, 1517, 1523, 1534 and 1545 in the century before it and 1562, 1573, 1579, 1587, 1598, 1609, 1615, 1626, 1637 and 1643 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?1551 >, created 23 January 2011, changed 13 September 2012, served 22 June 2018.