On This Day

What Happened in 1570

Historical Events

  • Jan 2 Tsar Ivan the Terrible's march to Novgorod begins
  • Feb 25 Pius V excommunicates Queen Elizabeth I of England for heresy and persecution of English Catholics during her reign. Also absolves her subjects from allegiance to the crown.
  • May 22 1st atlas 'Theatrum Orbis Terrarum' (Theatre of the World), published by Abraham Ortelius in Antwerp with 70 maps
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World Leaders in 1570

Famous People Who Died in 1570

  • Jan 3 Bartholomeus Latomus [Steinmetz], Flemish archbishop of Trier, dies
  • Jan 8 Philibert de l'Orme, French royal architect (Ch√Ęteau de Chenonceau), dies at about 55
  • Mar 12 Jacob van den Eynden, Grand Pensionary of Holland, dies
  • Jul 3 Antonio Paleario, Italian humanist, executed by inquisition at 67
  • Jul 25 Ivan Viskovati, chancellor of Russia, executed

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