On This Day

What Happened on August 22, 1572

Historical Events

  • Failed assassination on Gaspard de Coligny, a French nobleman and admiral, a Huguenot leader in the French Wars of Religion (killed 2 days later)

Famous Deaths

  • Thomas Percy, 7th Earl of Northumberland (b. 1528)
1572 Highlights

About August 22, 1572

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 449 years, 1 month and 26 days
Leap Year: Yes

Star Sign: Leo