What Happened in July 1566

Historical Events

  • Jul 27 Tribunal convicts Agnes Waterhouse of witchcraft, and sentences her to be first British woman executed for the crime (Chelmsford, England)
  • Jul 29 Great Britain executes Agnes Waterhouse, the first British woman convicted of witchcraft in Chelmsford, England

Famous Deaths


Jul 2 Nostradamus [Michel de Nostre-Dam], French astrologist and prophet (Les Propheties), dies at 62

  • Jul 18 Bartolom√© de las Casas, Spanish friar and social historian, dies at 81
  • Jul 29 Agnes Waterhouse, British woman hanged after being convicted of witchcraft at approximately 63
  • Jul 30 Guillaume Rondelet, French naturalist famous for his study of marine animals, dies at 58
  • Jul 31 Bartholome de Casas, Spanish historian/bishop of Chiapa, dies at 92