On This Day

What Happened in March 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

Famous Birthdays

  • Mar 28 Ranuccio I Farnese, Duke of Parma and Piacenza (1592-1622), born in Parma, Italy (d. 1622)

Famous Deaths

  • Mar 13 Louis, Prince of Condé (1530-69), dies in Battle of Jarnac at 39