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  • 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

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Nov 15 Sir Francis Drake aboard Pelican travels from Chile to Washington

Vice Admiral and Navigator Francis Drake
Vice Admiral and Navigator
Francis Drake
  • Nov 23 Water Geuzen under capt Slope enter 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