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Events in History

  • Jan 24 Abdij Church in Middelburg destroyed by fire
  • Jan 24 In Netherlands, Duke of Alva declares William of Orange an outlaw
  • Feb 17 Holy Roman Emperor Maximilian II agrees to pay tribute to the Ottoman Empire for peace
  • Mar 23 Treaty of Longjumeau: French huguenots go on strike
  • May 13 Mary Queen of Scots is defeated at battle of Langside
  • May 16 Mary Queen of Scotland flees to England

Event of interestEvent of Interest

May 19 English Queen Elizabeth I arrests Mary, Queen of Scots

Queen of England and Ireland Elizabeth I
Queen of England and Ireland
Elizabeth I
  • May 23 Battle of Heiligerlee, Groningen: Dutch rebels beat Spanish, thousands killed
  • May 23 The Netherlands declare independence from Spain.
  • Jun 1 Duke of Alva oversees beheading of 18 nobles in Brussels as part of Council of Troubles/Council of Blood
  • Jul 10 Battle on Eems: Dutch Water garrison beats Spanish
  • Jul 13 Dean of St Paul's Cathedral perfects a way to bottle beer
  • Jul 21 Battle at Jemmingen: Alva's troops beat Dutch rebellion

Conference meetingConference of Interest

Oct 5 Conference of York begins: trial against Mary Stuart

Queen of Scotland Mary Stuart
Queen of Scotland
Mary Stuart
  • Oct 5 William of Orange's army occupies Brabant
  • Oct 21 2nd Altenburger sermon: Philippisten/Gnesiolutheranen
  • Dec 24 Uprising of Moriscos in Granada
  • Dec 26 Uprising of Morisco's against suppression in Granada

Birthdays in History

  • Feb 11 HonorĂ© d'UrfĂ©, French writer (d. 1625)
  • Mar 9 Aloysius "Luigi" van Gonzaga, Italian prince/jesuit/saint
  • May 11 Christian I, ruler of Anhalt-Bernburg (Battle of White Mountain)
  • Sep 5 Tommaso Campanella, Italian theologian, philosopher, and poet (d. 1639)

Deaths in History

  • Feb 15 Hendrik van Brederode, Dutch noble (Compromise of Nobles), dies at 36
  • Feb 19 Miles Coverdale, translator (1st complete English Bible), dies at 80

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Mar 20 Albert of Prussia, 1st Duke of Prussia, dies at 77

Duke of Prussia Albert of Prussia
Duke of Prussia
Albert of Prussia
  • May 23 Adolf van Nassau, German son of Willem the Rich, dies in battle at 27
  • Jun 1 18 nobles beheaded in Brussels for treason and heresy by Duke of Alva and authority of Council of Troubles
  • Jun 1 Gijsbert van Bronkhorst-Batenburg, calvinist leader, beheaded
  • Jun 5 Lamoraal, earl of Egmont/prince of Gavere, beheaded
  • Jun 5 Philips van Montmorency count of Horne, admiral/statesman, beheaded
  • Jun 5 Willem Key, painter, dies at about 47
  • Jul 6 Johann Oporinus, Swiss book publisher/publisher, dies at 61
  • Jul 23 Don Carlos, son of Spanish king Philip II, dies at about 23
  • Jul 24 Prince Don Carlos of Spain (b. 1545)
  • Sep 24 Antoon van Stralen, Flemish mayor of Antwerp, beheaded at about 47
  • Oct 3 Elisabeth van Valois, French queen of Spain, dies at 23
  • Oct 28 Ashikaga Yoshihide, Japanese shogun (b. 1539)
  • Dec 23 Roger Ascham, tutor of Elizabeth I of England
  • Dec 31 Shimazu Tadayoshi, Japanese warlord (b. 1493)