1555-1559

1555
Pope Marcellus II elected.   Catholic Reformation
  Pope Paul IV elected.   Catholic Reformation
  Nicholas Ridley and Hugh Latimer burned at the stake.   English Reformation
  Peter Canisius publishes his first catechism written for priests and adults. Canisius
Catholic Reformation
  Paola Antonia Negri dies.   Catholic Reformation
  Pope Julius III dies.   Catholic Reformation
1556
Thomas Cranmer burned at the stake. Cranmer
English Reformation
  Pilgram Marpeck dies.   Radical Reformation
  Ignatius Loyola dies. Loyola
Catholic Reformation
  Peter Canisius publishes a catechism for children and one for youth. Canisius
Catholic Reformation
1557
Peter Canisius attends the Colloquy of Worms. Canisius
Catholic Reformation
1558
Charles V dies.  
  Queen Mary dies.   English Reformation
  Reginald Pole dies. Pole
Catholic Reformation
English Reformation
1559
Menno Simons dies.   Radical Reformation
  Pope Pius IV elected.   Catholic Reformation
  Pope Paul IV approves and publishes the first Index of Forbidden Books.   Catholic Reformation