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What Happened in 1576

Important Events in 1576

  • Feb 5 Henry of Navarre (later Henry IV of France) abjures Catholicism at Tours
  • Nov 4 Eighty Years' War: In Flanders, Spanish defeat Walloon and capture Antwerp

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Famous People Born in 1576

  • Jan 12 Peter Scriverius, Dutch lawyer/historian
  • Mar 31 Louise Juliana of Nassau, Regent of Bohemia by marriage to Frederick IV, Elector Palatine, born in Delft, Netherlands (d. 1644)
  • May 17 Ferdinand van Apshoven the Older, Flemish painter, baptized in Antwerp
  • May 27 Caspar Schoppe, German scholar and controversialist, born in Neumarkt in der Oberpfalz, Germany (d. 1649)
  • Jun 6 Giovanni Diodati, Swiss Protestant clergyman, born in Lucca, Italy (d. 1649)

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World Leaders in 1576

Famous Weddings in 1576

  • May 1 Stefan Batory, the reigning Prince of Transylvania, marries Anna Jagiellon and they become the co-rulers of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth.