What Happened in 1569

Historical Events

  • Mar 13 Battle of Jarnac, Count of Anjou defeats Huguenots
  • Mar 20 Duke of Alva leads "tenth penning" in Les Ponts de Cé
  • Jul 1 Latvian Parliament accepts Union of Lublin, incorporating it into Poland
  • Jul 10 Coronation of John III, King of Sweden
  • Jul 19 Albert Frederick becomes Duke of Prussia
  • Aug 27 Pope Pius names Cosimo I de Medici as grand duke of Tuscany
  • Sep 28 Istanbul experiences its greatest fire of the century after a blaze that starts in a Jewish bakery goes on to destroy 36,000 buildings over eight days
  • Oct 1 Duke of Norfolk arrested by Queen Elizabeth I for conspiring to marry Mary Queen of Scots
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Did You Know?

1st recorded lottery in England is drawn in St Paul's Cathedral

On January 11, 1569


Famous People Born in 1569

  • Mar 28 Ranuccio I Farnese, Duke of Parma and Piacenza (1592-1622), born in Parma, Italy (d. 1622)
  • Apr 3 Giovanni Battista Massarengo, Italian composer, born in Parma, Italy (d. c.1596)
  • Apr 10 Emilia van Nassau, daughter of Willem of Orange & Anna of Saxon, born in Cologne, Germany (d. 1629)
  • Aug 31 Jahangir, 4th Mughal Emperor of India (1605-27), born in Fatehpur Sikri, Mughal Empire (d. 1627)
  • Oct 18 Giambattista Marini, Italian poet (d. 1625)

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World Leaders in 1569

Famous People Who Died in 1569

  • Jan 20 Miles Coverdale, English bishop and translator of the Great Bible (the first authorized English translation of the Bible), dies at about 80
  • Feb 20 Mark van Vaernewijck, Flemish nobleman/politician, dies at 50
  • Mar 13 Louis, Prince of Condé (1530-69), dies in Battle of Jarnac at 39
  • May 10 Juan the Avila, Spanish minister/writer
  • May 16 Dirk Willems, Anabaptist Martyr

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