On This Day

What Happened in March 1580

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Mar 15 Spanish King Philip II puts 25,000 gold coins on head of Prince William of Orange

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King of Spain
Philip II of Spain
  • Mar 17 Prince Willem of Orange welcomed in Amsterdam

Famous Deaths

  • Mar 3 Jacob Hillebrand, Dutch mayor of Groningen, dies