What Happened on August 4, 1578

Historical Events

  • Battle of The Three Kings [Battle of Alcazar quivir): Moroccans defeat a Moroccan-Portuguese alliance in northern Morocco with 10,000 killed

Famous Deaths

  • Sebastiaan, King of Portugal (1557-78), dies in The Battle of Three Kings in Morocco at about 24
  • Thomas Stuckley, English adventurer and mercenary, killed at the Battle of Three Kings in Morocco
1578 Highlights

About August 4, 1578

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 444 years, 7 months and 28 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Leo