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What Happened in 1571

Historical Events in 1571

  • Jan 11 Emperor Maximilian II grants Austrian adel freedom of religion
  • Jan 23 Queen Elizabeth I of England opens Royal Exchange in London
  • Mar 19 Spanish troops occupy Manila
  • Mar 25 Catholic Italian businessman Roberto Ridolfi leaves England
  • May 16 German astronomer Johannes Kepler, by his own calculations, is conceived at 4:37 AM
  • May 19 Miguel Lopez de Lagazpi founds Manilla in the Philippines
  • May 20 Venice, Spain & Pope Pius form anti-Turkish Saint League
  • Sep 4 Catholic rebellion in Scotland
  • Oct 4 -13] Synod of Emden, Calvinist leaders establish the Dutch Reformed Church.
  • Oct 7 Battle of Lepanto: Holy League of southern European nations destroy Ottoman fleet in significant loss off Western Greece

World Leaders in 1571

Famous People Who Died in 1571

  • Jan 3 Joachim II Hector, Elector of Brandenburg (1535-71), dies at 65
  • Jan 9 Nicolas Durand de Villegaignon, French naval officer (b. 1510)
  • Feb 12 Nicholas Throckmorton, English diplomat and politician (b. 1515)
  • Feb 14 Benvenuto Cellini, Italian sculptor, goldsmith and author (Perseus), dies at 70
  • Feb 14 Odet de Coligny, Cardinal of Châtillon and count of Beauvais, dies at 53

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