What Happened in June 1572

Historical Events

  • Jun 9 Willem van Oranges army occupies Gelderland
  • Jun 11 Spanish co-land guardian Duke of Medinaceli arrives in Lock
  • Jun 19 Garrison under Adrian van Swieten occupy Oudewater
  • Jun 21 Garrison under Adrian of Swieten conquers Gouda

Execution

Jun 24 Five clergymen of Dutch city Enkhuizen are hanged during the Dutch Rebellion against Philip II of Spain


Famous Birthdays

Ben Jonson

Jun 11 Ben Jonson, English playwright and poet (Volpone, Alchemist), born in London (d. 1637)

Famous Deaths

  • Jun 2 Thomas Howard, 4th Duke of Norfolk, English nobleman and Earl Marshal who participated in the Ridolfi plot and executed, executed for treason at 36
  • Jun 9 Jeanne d'Albret, queen of Navarra, dies at 44
  • Jun 24 Adrianus van Gouda, Dutch lay brother of Enkhuizen, hanged
  • Jun 24 Cornelis van Diest, Dutch lay brother of Enkhuizen, hanged
  • Jun 24 Daniel van Arendonck, Dutch clergyman of Enkhuizen, hanged
  • Jun 24 Joannes van Naarden, Dutch priest of Enkhuizen, hanged
  • Jun 24 Ludovicus Voets, Dutch priest of Enkhuizen, hanged