On This Day

What Happened on April 1, 1572

Historical Events

  • Watergeuzen capture Brielle from the Spaniards, during the Eighty Years' War, gaining the first foothold on land for what would become the Dutch Republic.
1572 Highlights

About April 1, 1572

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 450 years, 1 month and 23 days
Leap Year: Yes

Star Sign: Aries