On This Day

What Happened on August 18, 1572

Famous Weddings

Henry IV of France

Henry of Navarre (later Henry IV of France) marries Margaret of Valois in Notre Dame cathedral, Paris, in attempt to make truce between Catholics and Protestants but prompts St. Bartholomew's Day massacre days later

1572 Highlights

About August 18, 1572

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 449 years, 9 months and 6 days
Leap Year: Yes

Star Sign: Leo