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Jan 2 Tsar Ivan the Terrible's march to Novgorod begins

Russian Tsar Ivan the Terrible
Russian Tsar
Ivan the Terrible
  • Jan 4 Spanish viceroy Alva banishes Zutphen City's only physician, Joost Sweiter, "because he is a Jew"
  • Jan 9 Tsar Ivan the Terrible kills 1,000-2,000 residents of Novgorod
  • Jan 23 Earl of Moray, regent of Scotland, assassinated; civil war breaks out

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Feb 25 Pius V excommunicates Queen Elizabeth I of England, absolves her subjects from allegiance

Queen of England and Ireland Elizabeth I
Queen of England and Ireland
Elizabeth I
  • Feb 28 Anti-Portuguese uprising on Ternate, Moluccas

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Mar 4 King Philip II bans foreign Dutch students

King of Spain Philip II
King of Spain
Philip II
  • Apr 14 Polish Calvinists/Lutherians/Hernhutters unify against Jesuits
  • Apr 24 Battles between Spanish troops & followers of Sultan Suleiman
  • May 10 Tsar Ivan IV becomes Protestant
  • May 22 1st atlas 'Theatrum Orbis Terrarum' (Theatre of the World), published by Abraham Ortelius in Antwerp with 70 maps
  • Jul 25 Battle at Arnay-le-Duc Bourgundy: Huguenots-French government army
  • Aug 8 Peace of Saint-Germain-and-Laye, more freedom for Huguenots
  • Aug 16 King Janos Sigismund Zapolyai signs secret treaty with Maximilian II
  • Nov 1 All Saints Flood, tidal wave in the North Sea devastates the coast from Holland to Jutland; killing more than 1,000 people.
  • Dec 9 The Geuzen (a confederacy of Calvinist Dutch nobles) under Herman de Ruyter occupies Loevestein
  • Dec 13 Sweden and Denmark signs Peace of Stettin