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What Happened in 1574

Historical Events in 1574

  • Jan 29 Sea battle of Reimerswaal - Admiral Boisot beats Spanish fleet
  • Feb 9 Louis of Nassau ends siege of Maastricht
  • Feb 18 Zeeland falls to Dutch rebels
  • Feb 19 Spanish troops plunder Krommenie, Wormerveer & Jisp, Netherlands
  • Feb 21 Spanish garrison of Middelburg, Netherlands, surrenders
  • Feb 23 France begins 5th "holy war" against Huguenots
  • Apr 14 Battle of Mookerhei - D'Avila beats Louis of Nassau
  • May 30 Henry III follows brother Charles IX as king of France
  • May 30 Sea battle at Lillo Belgium (Adolf Van Haemstede vs Louis de Boisot)
  • Jun 18 Polish King Hendrik of Anjou secretly leaves Poland

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Famous People Born in 1574

  • Jan 9 Christoph Buel, German composer, born in Nuremberg (d. 1631)
  • Jan 17 Robert Fludd, British physician, author, and mystical philosopher, baptized in Bearsted, Kent, England (d. 1637)
  • Jan 23 Lucas Franchoys the Elder, Belgian painter, born in Mechelen, Belgium (d. 1643)
  • Mar 5 William Oughtred, England, mathematician/inventor (slide rule)
  • Mar 7 John Wilbye, English madrigal composer, born in Brome, Suffolk (d. 1638)

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World Leaders in 1574