What Happened in 1566

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Historical Events

  • Jan 7 Antonio "Michele" Ghislieri is elected Pope Pius V
  • Mar 9 David Rizzio, the private secretary to Mary I of Scotland, is murdered in the Palace of Holyroodhouse, Edinburgh, Scotland
  • Apr 5 200 Brussel nobles offer Margaretha of Parma a petition
  • Aug 10 Protestant Iconoclasm "Beeldenstorm" begins in European Low Countries
  • Aug 20 Iconoclasm reaches Antwerp, Belgium
  • Aug 23 Beeldenstorm reaches Amsterdam
  • Aug 23 Land guardian Margaretha van Parma grants Calvinists rights
  • Aug 25 Iconoclastic fury begins in Dutch province Utrecht
  • Dec 1 Spanish king Philip II names Fernando Alvarez, duke of Alva

World Leaders in 1566