What Happened in 1576

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Significant Events

  • Feb 5 Henry of Navarre (later Henry IV of France) abjures Catholicism at Tours
  • Nov 4 Eighty Years' War: In Flanders, Spanish defeat Walloon and capture Antwerp
More Historical Events

World Leaders in 1576

Famous People Born in 1576

  • Jan 12 Peter Scriverius, Dutch lawyer/historian
  • Mar 31 Louise Juliana of Nassau, Regent of Bohemia (d. 1644)
  • May 17 Ferdinand van Apshoven, the Older, Flemish painter, baptized
  • May 27 Caspar Schoppe, German scholar (d. 1649)
  • Jun 6 Giovanni Diodati, Swiss Protestant clergyman (d. 1649)
More Famous Birthdays

Famous Weddings

  • May 1 Stefan Batory, the reigning Prince of Transylvania, marries Anna Jagiellon and they become the co-rulers of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth.