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)

Person of interestPiet 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)

Dutch Admiral and Privateer Piet Heyn
Dutch Admiral and Privateer
Piet Heyn

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)