On This Day

What Happened in November 1577

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 15 Sir Francis Drake aboard Pelican travels from Chile to Washington

Admiral and Navigator Francis Drake
Admiral and Navigator
Francis Drake
  • Nov 23 Water Geuzen under Captain Slope enters Amsterdam

Famous Birthdays

  • Nov 10 Jacob Cats [Father Cats], Dutch grand pensionary and poet (Houwelyck), born in Brouwershaven, Netherlands (d. 1660)
  • Nov 25 Piet Heyn, Dutch privateer and admiral (captured Spanish silver fleet), born in Delft (d. 1629)

Famous Deaths

  • Nov 19 Matsunaga Hisahide, Japanese warlord (b. 1510)
  • Nov 29 Cuthbert Mayne, English catholic saint, executed for high treason by being hung, drawn and quartered (b. 1543)