What Happened on May 23, 1568

Historical Events

  • Battle of Heiligerlee, Groningen: Dutch rebels beat Spanish, thousands killed
  • The Netherlands declares independence from Spain

Famous Deaths

  • Adolf van Nassau, German son of William I and Juliana of Stolberg, dies in battle at 27

About May 23, 1568

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 455 years, 4 months and 7 days
Leap Year: Yes

Star Sign: Gemini