What Happened in 1572

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Significant Events

  • Aug 24 St. Bartholomew's Day Massacre of Protestants by Roman Catholics begins in Paris and later spreads to the French provinces
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World Leaders in 1572

Famous Weddings

  • Aug 18 King Navarra Henri de Bourbon marries Margaretha van Valois

Famous Deaths

  • Feb 23 Pierre Certon, French composer
  • Feb 28 Aegidius Tschudi, Swiss historian (b. 1505)
  • Mar 2 Mem de Sá, Portuguese Governor-General of Brazil
  • Mar 27 Girolamo Maggi, Italian Renaissance man (b. abt. 1523)
  • May 1 Pius V, [Antonio Ghislieri], great-inquisiteur/Pope (1566-72), dies
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