Historical Events in 1579

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  • Jan 6th Artois/Hainault/Dowaai sign pro-Spanish Union of Arras
  • Jan 6th The Union of Atrecht is signed.
  • Jan 7th England signs an offensive & defensive alliance with Netherland
  • Jan 23rd Union of Utrecht signed, forming protestant Dutch Republic
  • Jan 25th Treaty of Utrecht signed, marks beginning of Dutch Republic
  • Mar 5th Betuwe joins Union of Utrecht
  • Mar 6th Veluwe joins Union of Utrecht
  • Mar 23rd Friesland joins Union of Utrecht
  • Apr 11th Venlo joins Union of Utrecht
  • May 7th Congress of Cologne forms in Netherlands
  • May 17th Artois/Henegouwen/French-Flanders sign Treaty/Peace of Parma recognizing Spanish duke van Parma as land guardian
  • Jun 17th Anti-English uprising in Ireland

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Jun 17th Sir Francis Drake lands on coast of California at Drakes Bay, names it "New Albion"

Vice Admiral and Navigator Francis Drake
Vice Admiral and Navigator
Francis Drake
  • Jul 8th Our Lady of Kazan, a holy icon of the Russian Orthodox Church, was discovered underground in the city of Kazan, Tatarstan.
  • Jul 21st Mechelen surrenders to Duke of Parma
  • Jul 26th Francis Drake leaves San Francisco to cross Pacific Ocean
  • Jul 28th Cardinal Granvelle returns to Madrid
  • Jul 29th Antwerp request union with Utrecht

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Jul 29th King Philip II arrests plotters Antonio Perez & princess van Eboli

King of Spain Philip II
King of Spain
Philip II

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Aug 17th Francois of Anjou visits English Queen Elizabeth I

Queen of England and Ireland Elizabeth I
Queen of England and Ireland
Elizabeth I