On This Day

What Happened on October 12, 1576

Historical Events

  • Rudolf II succeeds Maximilian II as Holy Roman Emperor

Famous Birthdays

  • Thomas Dudley, British colonial governor of Massachusetts, born in Northamptonshire, England (d. 1653)

Famous Deaths

  • Maximilian II, Holy Roman Emperor (1564-76), dies
1576 Highlights

About October 12, 1576

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 445 years and 6 days
Leap Year: Yes

Star Sign: Libra