1531 in History
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 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 31 "Women's Revolt" in Amsterdam: wool house in churchyard aborted
June 9 Pope Clemens VII and Francois I sign secret treaty against Karel V
October 11 Battle at Kappel: Swiss RC kantons beat protestant
October 24 Bavaria joins Schmalkaldische Union