Pope Linus died. Saint Linus is considered by Roman
Catholics as the second leader of the Christian church in
the city of Rome.
Concordat of Worms brought to an end the first phase of
the power struggle between the
Papacy and the
Holy Roman Emperors.
Siege of Vienna began as
Suleiman I (1494–1566) began
his attack on the city.
Paul III (b. 29 February 1468; elected 12 October 1534;
d. 10 November 1549) called a church council to be held at
Mantua for the purpose of
“the utter extirpation
of the poisonous, pestilential Lutheran heresy.”
The council was never held.
John Jewel, English bishop of Salisbury, died (b. 24 May
Jeremy Collier, English bishop, was born (d. 26 April
1726). He was a supporter of
James II (1633–1701), and
refused to take the oath of allegiance to
William and Mary after the
Heinrich Müller, devotional
writer, died (b. 18 October 1631 Lübeck, Germany). [German
Henry Melchior Muhlenberg (1711–1787)
arrived in America at Charleston, South Carolina.
Johan Ernst Gunnerus, Norwegian bishop and botanist,
died (b. 1718).
Philip Henkel, founder of the Tennessee Synod, was born
in Hampshire, Virginia (d. 9 October 1833).
Otto Hermann Walther, Saxon pastor and brother of
F. W. Walther
(1811–1887), was born at
Langenchursdorf, near Waldenburg, Saxony (d. 21 January
Friedrich Lochner was born at Nuernberg, Middle
Franconia, Bavaria (d. 14 February 1902). He came to America
under influence of Wilhelm Loehe and served as a pastor in
Pleasant Ridge and Collinsville, Illinois; Milwaukee,
Wisconsin, where he founded the Missouri Synod’s first
teachers seminary; and Springfield, Illinois. He was a
noted author and liturgical scholar.
James Levi Barton, missionary of the American Board
(Congregational) at Harpoot, Turkey, was born in Charlotte,
Vermont (d. 1936).
Horace Greely B. Artman, Lutheran missionary to India,
was born in Zionsville, Pennsylvania (d. 18 September 1884).
Richard Armstrong, Presbyterian missionary and
government worker in Hawaii, died (b. 13 April 1805).
Charles William Gustav Eifrig, naturalist and author,
president of the Canada District of the Missouri Synod and
professor at Concordia Teachers College (Addison/River
Forest, Illinois), was born at Doebeln, near Waldheim,
Saxony (d. 1 November 1949).
Gerhard Kittel, a Lutheran scholar of the Bible, was
born (d. 11 July 1948). [German
Frances Elizabeth Cox, hymn translator, died (b. 10 May
1812, Oxford, England).
New York and New England Synod was organized at Utica,
New York, by the English-speaking pastors of the New York
1906 George W. Wittmer was born in Chicago (d. 17
March 1987). He graduated from Concordia Seminary (Saint
Louis) in 1930 and served as a pastor in Peoria, Illinois,
and Saint Louis, Missouri. He was a vice-president and
president of the Western District and vice-president of the
Missouri Synod. He retired in 1975.
John S. Norris (b. 4 December 1844), English-born
American clergyman and composer, died.
Mill Neck Lutheran Manor for the Deaf was founded.
Martin Paul William Simon, missionary to China and
author, died (b. 16 February 1903).