On This Day

What Happened on March 9, 1566

Historical Events

  • David Rizzio, the private secretary to Mary I of Scotland, is murdered in the Palace of Holyroodhouse, Edinburgh, Scotland

Famous Deaths

  • David Rizzio, Italian secretary of Mary Queen of Scots, murdered by Protestant nobles
1566 Highlights

About March 9, 1566

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 455 years, 10 months and 12 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Pisces