On This Day

What Happened in October 1568

Historical Events


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Oct 5 Conference of York begins: trial against Mary, Queen of Scots

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Mary, Queen of Scots
  • Oct 5 William of Orange's army occupies Brabant
  • Oct 21 2nd Altenburger sermon: Philippisten/Gnesiolutheranen

Famous Deaths

  • Oct 3 Elisabeth of Valois, daughter of King Henry II of France and 3rd wife of Philip II of Spain, dies in childbirth at 23
  • Oct 14 Jacques Arcadelt, Flemish composer
  • Oct 28 Ashikaga Yoshihide, Japanese shogun (b. 1539)