August 1566 in History

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Events in History

  • Aug 10 Protestant Iconoclasm "Beeldenstorm" begins in European Low Countries
  • Aug 20 Iconoclasm reaches Antwerp, Belgium
  • Aug 23 Beeldenstorm reaches Amsterdam
  • Aug 23 Land guardian Margaretha van Parma grants Calvinists rights
  • Aug 25 Iconoclastic fury begins in Dutch province Utrecht

Birthdays in History

  • Aug 12 Isabella CE, infante of Spain/governess of the Netherlands

Deaths in History

  • Aug 4 Girolamo della Robbia, Italian sculptor (Majolica relief), dies