On This Day

What Happened in August 1559

Historical Events

  • Aug 9 Willem of Orange becomes viceroy of Holland, Zealand and Utrecht
  • Aug 14 Spanish explorer de Luna lands in Pensacola Bay, Fla
  • Aug 22 Spanish archbishop Bartholome de Carranza arrested as heretic

Famous Deaths

  • Aug 18 Paul IV [Giampietro Caraffa], Pope (1555-59), dies at 83