1575 in History

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Events in History

  • Feb 8 University Leiden founded, and given the motto "Praesidium Libertatis"

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Feb 11 King Frederick of Denmark offers island of Hveen to Tycho Brahe

Astronomer Tycho Brahe
Astronomer
Tycho Brahe
  • Feb 13 Henry III of France is crowned at Rheims.

Victory in battleVictory in Battle

Mar 3 Indian Mughal Emperor Akbar defeats Bengali army at the Battle of Tukaroi.

Mughal Emperor Akbar
Mughal Emperor
Akbar
  • Jun 28 Spanish troops conquer Buren
  • Jul 19 Spanish viceroy Gilles of Hierges attacks Oudewater
  • Aug 7 Spanish troops conquer Oudewater, almost all inhabitants died
  • Sep 16 King Johan Casimir of Palts promises military aid to the Hugenots
  • Oct 10 Battle of Dormans: Roman Catholic forces under Duke Henry of Guise defeated the Protestants, capturing Philippe de Mornay among others.
  • Oct 22 Foundation of Aguascalientes (one of 32 Federal Entities of Mexico)
  • Nov 8 French Roman Catholics & Huguenots signs treaty
  • Dec 14 Polish Parliament selects Istvan Bathory as king of Poland
  • Dec 16 The 1575 Valdivia earthquake takes place.

Birthdays in History

  • Feb 4 Pierre de Barulle, French cardinal
  • Jun 26 Anne Catherine of Brandenburg, queen of Denmark and Norway (d. 1612)
  • Jul 25 Christoph Scheiner, Germany, astronomer
  • Aug 14 Robert Hayman, English-born poet (d. 1629)
  • Aug 15 Bartol Kašić, Croatian writer and linguist (d. 1650)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Sep 12 Henry Hudson, English navigator and explorer (Hudson River), born in England (d. 1611)

Explorer Henry Hudson
Explorer
Henry Hudson
  • Nov 4 Guido Reni, Italian painter (d. 1642)

Weddings in History

  • Feb 13 Henry III of France marries Louise de Lorraine-Vaudémont.
  • Apr 24 William (the Silent) of Orange marries 3rd wife Charlotte de Bourbon and former French nun

Deaths in History

  • Mar 11 Matthias Flacius, Croatian Protestant reformer (b. 1520)
  • Mar 24 Yosef Karo, Spanish-born rabbi (b. 1488)
  • May 17 Matthew Parker, archbishop of Canterbury (1559-75), dies at 68
  • Jun 2 Pieter Aertsen, [Long Worm], painter, dies at about 65
  • Jun 16 Hadrianus Junius, [Adriaen the Jonghe], medical/historian, dies at 63
  • Jul 12 Renée/Renata de France, duchess of Ferara/daughter of Louis XII, dies
  • Jul 14 Richard Taverner, English Bible translator
  • Sep 17 Heinrich Bullinger, Swiss religious reformer (b. 1504)
  • Sep 29 Charles de Boisot, water beggar, dies in battle at about 45
  • Dec 23 Akiyama Nobutomo, Japanese warrior (hanged) (b. 1531)
  • Dec 31 Pierino Belli, Italian soldier and jurist (b. 1502)