Saint Birgitta (Bridget) of Sweden, Catholic patroness,
died (b. 1303).
Philipp Melanchthon (1497–1560)
was called to Wittenberg as a professor.
1532 Because the Turks had again become a
Emperor Charles V
(1500–1558) had to sign the
Religious Peace of Nürnberg,
giving some freedom and protection to the Protestants.
Tennent (b. 5 February 1703), Irish Presbyterian
François Hippolyte Barthélémon, musician and composer,
died in London, England (b. 27 July 1741, Bordeaux, France).
Martin Stephan Jr., son of Saxon leader Martin Stephan,
was born in Dresden Germany (d. 16 January 1884).
Frederick William IV (1795?)
issued the “Generalkonzession” allowing Lutherans in Prussia
to establish free churches.
William R. Featherstone, Canadian Methodist, was born in
Montreal, Quebec (d. 20 May 1873, Montreal).
Rasmus Andersen, Lutheran cleric, was born in Vedelshave,
near Middelfart, on Fyn Island, Denmark (d. 18 August 1930).
1860 William Washington McConnell, pioneer
American missionary, was born. He was the first missionary
to be sent out by the Central American Mission after its
founding in 1890. McConnell arrived in Costa Rica in
Joseph H. Gilmore (b. 29 April 1834, Boston), American
Baptist clergyman and hymnist, died.
Carl Johan Eastvold, Norwegian Lutheran leader in
America, died (b. 19 March 1863).