On This Day

What Happened in October 1573

Historical Events

  • Oct 9 Don Frederik and the Spanish disband the siege of Alkmaar
  • Oct 11 Battle of South Seas - Dutch rebels beat Spanish navy

Famous Birthdays

  • Oct 3 Entonius Walaeus, Dutch Calvinist theologist, born in Ghent, Belgium (d. 1639)
  • Oct 6 Henry Wriothesley, 3rd Earl of Southampton, English patron of the theater, born in Cowdray House, Sussex, England (d. 1624)
  • Oct 7 William Laud, English Archbishop of Canterbury (1633-45), born in Reading, Berkshire, England (d. 1645)
  • Oct 11 Jacob Boonen, South Netherlands clergyman and lawyer, born in Antwerp, Belgium (d. 1655)

Famous Deaths

  • Oct 27 Laurentius Petri, first Lutheran Archbishop of Sweden (b. 1499)