On This Day

What Happened in June 1568

Historical Events

  • Jun 1 Duke of Alva oversees beheading of 18 nobles in Brussels as part of Council of Troubles/Council of Blood

Famous Deaths

  • Jun 1 18 nobles beheaded in Brussels for treason and heresy by Duke of Alva and authority of Council of Troubles
  • Jun 1 Gijsbert van Bronkhorst-Batenburg, calvinist leader, beheaded
  • Jun 3 Andrés de Urdaneta, Spanish Augustinian friar, sail-captain and explorer, dies at 59 [exact birthdate uncertain, late 1507 - early 1508)
  • Jun 5 Lamoral, Count of Egmont, Flemish general and statesman executed at 45
  • Jun 5 Philips van Montmorency count of Horne, admiral/statesman, beheaded
  • Jun 5 Willem Key, Flemish Renaissance painter, dies at about 47