On This Day

What Happened on August 24, 1572

Historical Events

  • 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
  • Death of thousands of French Protestants by Roman Catholics in the St. Bartholomew's Day Massacre, beginning in Paris
  • Gaspard de Châtillon, Count the Coligny, French gen/admiral and Huguenot leader, beheaded
  • Pierre de la Ramée, French humanist (b. 1515)
1572 Highlights

About August 24, 1572

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 448 years, 3 months and 2 days
Leap Year: Yes

Star Sign: Virgo