On This Day

What Happened in November 1572

Historical Events

  • Nov 6 Supernova is observed in constellation known as Cassiopeia
  • Nov 11 Duke of Alva's son Don Fredrik begins siege of Haarlem
  • Nov 16 Troops under Don Frederik (the Spanish General Fadrique Alvarez de Toledo) occupy and plunder Zutphen, Netherlands

Famous Birthdays

  • Nov 8 John Sigismund, Elector of Brandenburg, Duke of Prussia (1618-19), born in Halle, Germany (d. 1619)
  • Nov 13 Cyril Lucaris, Greek theologian and Patriarch of Constantinople, born in Heraklion, Greece (d. 1638)

Famous Deaths

  • Nov 23 Agnolo di Cosimo, Italian artist and poet (b. 1503)
  • Nov 24 John Knox, Scottish preacher, dies at about 67