What Happened in November 1577

Historical Events

  • 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)

Piet Heyn

Nov 25 Piet Heyn, Dutch privateer who captured a Spanish silver fleet and admiral who became a folk hero, born in Delft (d. 1629)


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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)