On This Day

What Happened in September 1571

Historical Events

  • Sep 4 Catholic rebellion in Scotland

Famous Birthdays

  • Sep 28 Michael Praetorius [Schultze], German organist and composer (Syntagma; In Dulce Jublio), born in Creuzberg, Saxony (d. 1621) [birthdate approximate]
  • Sep 29 Caravaggio [Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio], Italian painter, (Saint Francis of Assisi in Ecstasy), born in Milan [d. 1610] [date disputed]

Famous Deaths

  • Sep 4 Matthew Stuart, Earl of Lennox, regent of Scotland for his grandson King James VI, shot and killed during a skirmish in Stirling at 54
  • Sep 23 John Jewel, English bishop, dies at 49