On This Day

What Happened on August 24, 1572

Historical Events

Historic Event

St. Bartholomew's Day Massacre of Protestants by Roman Catholics begins in Paris and later spreads to the French provinces

Famous Deaths

  • Charles de Téligny, French Huguenot soldier, one of the 1st murdered during St. Bartholomew's day massacre, dies at about 37
  • Gaspard de Châtillon, Count the Coligny, French admiral and Huguenot leader, who death ignited the St. Bartholomew's Day Massacre, beheaded at 53
  • Pierre de la Ramée, French humanist (b. 1515)
1572 Highlights

About August 24, 1572

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 449 years, 3 months and 11 days
Leap Year: Yes

Star Sign: Virgo