On This Day

What Happened on June 1, 1568

Historical Events

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

Famous Deaths

  • 18 nobles beheaded in Brussels for treason and heresy by Duke of Alva and authority of Council of Troubles
  • Gijsbert van Bronkhorst-Batenburg, calvinist leader, beheaded
1568 Highlights

About June 1, 1568

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 452 years, 5 months and 25 days
Leap Year: Yes

Star Sign: Gemini