1553

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This article is for births, deaths, and events in the year 1553.


Births

Deaths

Events

  • January 8 - Bl. José Anchieta, SJ departs Portugal for Brazil
  • February 17 - The tomb of St. Francis Xavier is opened and his body found incorrupt
  • July 9 - The Jesuit Province of Brazil is established and Fr. Manuel da Nóbrega, SJ is named its Provincial