On This Day

What Happened in July 1581

Historical Events

  • Jul 14 English Jesuit priest Edmund Campion arrested for sedition in Anglican England (later hung, drawn and quartered)
  • Jul 24 States of Holland/Zealand recognized by Wiliam of Orange

Famous Birthdays

  • Jul 2 Johann Staden, German baroque composer, probably born in Nuremberg (d. 1634) baptismal date

Famous Deaths

  • Jul 11 Peder Skram, Danish senator and naval hero
  • Jul 23 Georges Lalaing, viceroy of Friesland, dies