1555 in History
April 9 Marcello Cervini elected Pope Marcellus II
April 17 Siena surrenders for Spanish troops
May 23 Giampietro Caraffa elected Pope Paul IV
September 25 Freedom of Religion in Augsburg
September 30 Oxford Bishop Nicholas Ridley sentenced to death as a heretic
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 17 William of Orange becomes member of Council of State