What Happened in 1569

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Historical Events

  • Jan 11th 1st recorded lottery in England is drawn in St Paul's Cathedral

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Feb 7th King Philip II forms Inquisition in South America

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  • Mar 13th Battle of Jarnac, Count of Anjou defeats Huguenots
  • Mar 20th Duke van Alva leads "tenth penning" in Ponts the Cé
  • Jul 1st Latvian Parliament accepts Union of Lublin, incorporate into Poland
  • Aug 27th Pope Pius names Cosimo I de Medici as grand duke of Tuscany
  • Oct 1st Duke of Norfolk arrested
  • Oct 3rd Battle of Montcontour: Duke of Anjou beats Huguenots
  • Nov 9th Catholic uprising under Northumberland & Westmoreland
  • Nov 28th Duke of Alva forces bishop Nicolaas van Nieuwland of Haarlem to resign
  • Dec 15th Westmoreland flees to Scotland

Famous Birthdays

  • Mar 28th Ranuccio I Farnese, Duke of Parma (d. 1622)
  • Apr 3rd Giovanni Battista Massarengo, composer
  • Apr 10th Emilia van Nassau, daughter of Willem of Orange & Anna of Saxon
  • Aug 31st Djehangir/Jahangir, great mogol of India
  • Oct 18th Giambattista Marini, Italian poet (d. 1625)
  • Nov 11th Martin Ruland the Younger, German physician and alchemist (d. 1611)
  • Nov 16th Paul Sartorius, composer
  • Nov 27th Ottavio Vernizzi, composer
  • Dec 18th Jakob Hassler, composer
  • Dec 30th Georg Quitschreiber, composer

Famous Deaths

  • Jan 20th Miles Coverdale, English bible translator Great bible, dies at 80
  • Feb 20th Mark van Vaernewijck, Flemish nobleman/politician, dies at 50
  • Mar 13th Louis Condé, French prince/co-leader of Hugenots, dies in Battle of Jarnac
  • May 10th Juan the Avila, Spanish minister/writer
  • May 16th Dirk Willems, Anabaptist Martyr
  • May 27th Francois de Coligny, French general (Jarnac), dies
  • Sep 5th Pieter Bruegel, South Netherlands painter, dies at about 44
  • Oct 9th Vladimir of Staritsa, Russian prince (b. 1533)
  • Dec 23rd St Philip II, Metropolitan of Moscow, martyred by Ivan the Terrible