What Happened in 1573

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Historical Events

  • Jan 1 Geuzen sets fire to Woudrichem
  • Jan 25 Battle of Mikatagahara, in Japan; Takeda Shingen defeats Tokugawa Ieyasu.
  • Jan 28 Articles of Warsaw Confederation are signed, sanctioning freedom of religion in Poland.
  • Mar 7 Turkey & Venice sign peace treaty
  • May 9 Polish Parliament selects Duke of Anjou as king
  • Jul 6 Pacificatie of Boulogne: new peace treaty with huguenots
  • Jul 6 Córdoba, Argentina, is founded by Jerónimo Luis de Cabrera.
  • Jul 13 Haarlem surrenders after 7 months to Spanish army
  • Jul 16 Alva demands submission of Zealand/Holland
  • Aug 7 Francis Drake's fleet returns to Plymouth after a year spent raiding for Spanish treasure
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World Leaders in 1573

Famous People Born in 1573

  • Jan 10 Simon Marius, German astronomer (d. 1624)
  • Jan 31 Ambrosius Metzger, composer
  • Jan 31 Giulio Cesare Monteverdi, composer
  • Feb 22 Gemignano Capilupi, composer
  • Feb 28 Elias Hill, German architect/city builder (Augsburg)
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Famous Deaths

  • Jan 25 Hirate Hirohide, Japanese samurai, dies at the Battle of Mikatagahara (b. 1553)
  • Feb 28 Jan "Hans" Liefrinck, Flemish engraver/publisher, dies at about 54
  • Mar 13 Michel de l'Hôpital, French statesman
  • Mar 14 Claude II, of Lotharingen, duke of Aumale/murdered adm Coligny, dies
  • May 13 Takeda Shingen, Japanese warlord (b. 1521)
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