On This Day

What Happened in 1575

Historical Events

  • Jan 22 English Queen Elizabeth I grants Thomas Tallis & William Byrd music press monopoly
  • Feb 8 University Leiden founded and given the motto "Praesidium Libertatis"
  • Feb 11 King Frederick of Denmark offers island of Hveen to Tycho Brahe
  • Feb 13 Henry III of France is crowned at Rheims
  • Mar 3 Indian Mughal Emperor Akbar defeats Bengali army at the Battle of Tukaroi
  • Jun 28 Spanish troops conquer Buren
  • Jul 19 Spanish viceroy Gilles of Hierges attacks Oudewater
  • Aug 7 Spanish troops conquer Oudewater, almost all inhabitants died
  • Sep 16 King Johan Casimir of Palts promises military aid to the Huguenots
  • Oct 10 Battle of Dormans: Roman Catholic forces under Duke Henry of Guise defeated the Protestants, capturing Philippe de Mornay among others.
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World Leaders in 1575

Famous Weddings

  • Feb 13 Henry III of France marries Louise de Lorraine-Vaudémont.
  • Apr 24 William (the Silent) of Orange marries 3rd wife Charlotte de Bourbon and former French nun

Famous People Who Died in 1575

  • Mar 11 Matthias Flacius, Croatian Protestant reformer (b. 1520)
  • Mar 15 Annibale Padovano, Italian composer (b. 1527)
  • Mar 24 Yosef Karo, Spanish-born rabbi (b. 1488)
  • May 17 Matthew "Nosey" Parker, Archbishop of Canterbury (1559-75), dies at 68
  • Jun 2 Pieter Aertsen [Long Worm], painter, dies at about 65

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