On This Day

Historical Events in 1564

  • Jan 26 The Council of Trent issued its conclusions in the Tridentinum, establishing a distinction between Roman Catholicism and Protestantism
  • Feb 21 Philip II routes Cardinal Granvelle to Franche-Comte
  • Mar 13 Cardinal Granvelle flees Brussels
  • Apr 11 England & France sign Peace of Troyes
  • Apr 11 Liege prince-bishop Robert van Bergen resigns

Historic Event

Apr 26 William Shakespeare is baptized in Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, England

  • May 30 (-31st) The first battle of Öland (between the islands of Gotland and Öland): Lübeck & Denmark beat Sweden
  • Jul 25 Maximilian II succeeds his father Ferdinand I as Holy Roman Emperor

Historic Event

Aug 18 Spanish King Philip II joins Council of Trente

King of Spain Philip II of Spain
King of Spain
Philip II of Spain
  • Sep 29 Robert Dudley becomes Earl of Leicester
  • Oct 18 John Hawkins begins 2nd trip to America
  • Dec 31 Willem van Orange demands freedom of conscience/religion