On This Day

What Happened in August 1566

Historical Events

  • Aug 10 Protestant Iconoclasm "Beeldenstorm" begins in European Low Countries
  • Aug 20 Iconoclasm reaches Antwerp, Belgium; the Cathedral's interior is torn apart by Protestants
  • Aug 23 Beeldenstorm reaches Amsterdam
  • Aug 25 Iconoclastic fury begins in Dutch province Utrecht

Famous Birthdays

  • Aug 12 Isabella Clara Eugenia, Sovereign of the Netherlands (1598-1621), born in Palacio de ValsaĆ­n, Segovia, Spain (d. 1633)

Famous Deaths

  • Aug 4 Girolamo della Robbia, Italian sculptor (Majolica relief), dies