On This Day

What Happened in October 1572

Historical Events

  • Oct 2 Spanish army occupies, plunders and destroys Mechelen
  • Oct 5 Spanish army under Alva's son Don Frederik plunders Mechelen
  • Oct 18 Spanish troops attack Maastricht

Famous Deaths

  • Oct 24 Edward Stanley, 3rd Earl of Derby, English nobleman under Henry VIII and Elizabeth I, dies at about 62 or 63