On This Day

What Happened in February 1570

Historical Events


BeatificationExcommunication

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.

Queen of England and Ireland Elizabeth I
Queen of England and Ireland
Elizabeth I
  • Feb 28 Anti-Portuguese uprising on Ternate, Moluccas