August 1559 in History

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Events in History

  • Aug 9 Willem of Orange becomes viceroy of Holland/Zealand/Utrecht
  • Aug 14 Spanish explorer de Luna lands in Pensacola Bay, Fla
  • Aug 22 Spanish archbishop Bartholome de Carranza arrested as heretic

Deaths in History

  • Aug 18 Paul IV, [Giampietro Caraffa], Pope (1555-59), dies at 83