June 1568 in History

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Events in History

  • Jun 1 Duke of Alva oversees beheading of 18 nobles in Brussels as part of Council of Troubles/Council of Blood

Deaths in History

  • 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