What Happened on April 14, 1574

Historical Events

Victory in Battle

Battle of Mookerheyde: Spanish forces of D'Avila defeat Dutch mercenary force led by Louis of Nassau

Famous Deaths

  • Christoffel Palts, German general strategist, dies in battle
  • Hendrik, Dutch count of Nassau-Dillenburg, dies in battle

Louis of NassauLouis of Nassau (1538-1574)

Dutch nobleman and general who led the Dutch revolt against Spanish rule, dies in battle at the Battle of Mookerheyde at 35

1574 Highlights

About April 14, 1574

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 448 years, 9 months and 18 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Aries