Historical Events in 1574

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  • Jan 29th Sea battle of Reimerswaal - Admiral Boisot beats Spanish fleet
  • Feb 9th Louis of Nassau ends siege of Maastricht
  • Feb 18th Zeeland falls to Dutch rebels
  • Feb 19th Spanish troops plunder Krommenie, Wormerveer & Jisp, Netherlands
  • Feb 21st Spanish garrison of Middelburg, Netherlands, surrenders
  • Feb 23rd France begins 5th "holy war" against Huguenots
  • Apr 14th Battle of Mookerhei - D'Avila beats Louis of Nassau
  • May 30th Henry III follows brother Charles IX as king of France
  • May 30th Sea battle at Lillo Belgium (Adolf Van Haemstede vs Louis de Boisot)
  • Jun 18th Polish King Hendrik of Anjou secretly leaves Poland
  • Aug 30th Ram Das becomes the 4th Sikh Guru
  • Sep 13th Turkish fleet recaptures Tunis
  • Oct 1st -2] Storm breaks Leiden dike; drowns 20,000 Spanish soldiers
  • Oct 3rd The Siege of Leiden is lifted by the Watergeuzen and the forces of Admiral Boisot
  • Oct 28th Prince Willem of Orange installs university
  • Nov 22nd Discovery of the Juan Fern├índez Islands off Chile.