1571 in History

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Events in History

  • Jan 11 Emperor Maximilian II grants Austrian adel freedom of religion

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Jan 23 Queen Elizabeth I of England opens Royal Exchange in London

Queen of England and Ireland Elizabeth I
Queen of England and Ireland
Elizabeth I
  • Mar 19 Spanish troops occupy Manila
  • Mar 25 Catholic Italian businessman Roberto Ridolfi leaves England

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May 16 Johannes Kepler, by his own calculations, is conceived at 4:37 AM

Astronomer Johannes Kepler
Astronomer
Johannes Kepler
  • May 19 Miguel Lopez de Lagazpi founded Manilla in the Phillipines
  • May 20 Venice, Spain & Pope Pius form anti-Turkish Saint League
  • Sep 4 Catholic rebellion in Scotland
  • Oct 4 -13] Synod of Emden, Calvinist leaders establish the Dutch Reformed Church.
  • Oct 7 Battle of Lepanto: Holy League of southern European nations destroys Ottoman fleet in significant loss off Western Greece

Birthdays in History

  • Jan 9 Karel Bonaventura Buquoy, French soldier (d. 1621)
  • Jan 21 John I Pontanus, physicist/historian (Amsterdam)
  • Jan 22 Robert Bruce Cotton, English antiquary, politician
  • May 11 Niwa Nagashige, Japanese warlord (d. 1637)
  • Jul 16 Theodoor Galle, Flemish engraver, baptized
  • Sep 29 Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio, Italian artist (d. 1610)
  • Dec 9 Adrian A Metius, Dutch mathematician/fort architect

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Dec 27 Johannes Kepler, Weil der Stadt, Germany, astronomer (planetary Motion), (d. 1630)

Astronomer Johannes Kepler
Astronomer
Johannes Kepler

Deaths in History

  • Jan 3 Joachim II Hector, elector (Brandenburg), dies at 65
  • Jan 9 Nicolas Durand de Villegaignon, French naval officer (b. 1510)
  • Feb 12 Nicholas Throckmorton, English diplomat and politician (b. 1515)
  • Feb 14 Benvenuto Cellini, Italian sculptor/writer (Perseus), dies at 70
  • Feb 14 Odet de Coligny, Cardinal of Châtillon/count of Beauvais, dies at 53
  • Apr 6 John Hamilton, Scottish prelate and politician
  • Jun 1 John Story, English Catholic martyr, executed at Tyburn by being hung, drawn and quartered
  • Jul 15 Shimazu Takahisa, Japanese samurai and warlord (b. 1514)
  • Jul 17 Georg Fabricius, German poet and historian (b. 1516)
  • Sep 4 Earl of Lennox, regent of Scotland, murdered
  • Sep 23 John Jewel, English bishop (b. 1522)
  • Oct 4 Claude Togniel d'Espence, French theologist (Sorbonne), dies at 60
  • Oct 7 Müezzinzade Ali Pasha, Turkish fleet commander, dies in the Battle of Lepanto
  • Nov 24 Jan Blahoslav, Czech bishop, dies at 48