What Happened in 1577

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Historical Events

  • Feb 6 King Henri de Bourbon of Navarra becomes leader of Huguenots
  • Feb 12 Spanish land guardian Don Juan of Habsburg signs "Eternal Edict"
  • Jul 24 Spanish army/German mercenaries conquer Namur
  • Jul 24 Treason of Don Juan in Brussels
  • Aug 17 Peace of Bergerac: Political rights for Huguenots
  • Oct 25 Pope Gregory XIII asks renewal of ecclesiastical hymns
  • Nov 15 Sir Francis Drake aboard Pelican travels from Chile to Washington
  • Nov 23 Water Geuzen under Captain Slope enters Amsterdam
  • Dec 13 Sir Francis Drake sets sail from England on a circumnavigationof the world
  • Dec 16 Danzig surrenders to troops of Polish king Istvan Bathory

World Leaders in 1577

Famous People Born in 1577

  • Feb 6 Beatrice Cenci, Italian noblewoman executed for fratricide (d. 1599)
  • Feb 8 Robert Burton, writer, Anglican clergyman (Anatomy of Melancholy)
  • Mar 26 Elisabeth of Nassau, daughter of Willem I & Charlotte of Bourbon
  • Apr 12 Christian IV of Denmark (d. 1648)
  • May 1 Francois van Kinschot, Dutch treasurer
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Famous Deaths

  • Feb 26 Erik XIV, King of Sweden (1560-69), dies of lethal arsenic poisoning at 43
  • May 8 Viglius ab Aytta Zuichemus, lawyer/President (Raad van State), dies
  • Aug 12 Thomas Smith, English diplomat and scholar (b. 1513)
  • Oct 7 George Gascoigne, English poet
  • Nov 19 Matsunaga Hisahide, Japanese warlord (b. 1510)
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