On This Day

Historical Events in 1569

  • Feb 7 King Philip II forms Inquisition in South America
  • Mar 13 Battle of Jarnac, Count of Anjou defeats Huguenots
  • Mar 20 Duke of Alva leads "tenth penning" in Les Ponts de Cé
  • Jul 1 Latvian Parliament accepts Union of Lublin, incorporating it into Poland
  • Jul 10 Coronation of John III, King of Sweden

Historic Event

Jul 19 Albert Frederick becomes Duke of Prussia

  • Aug 27 Pope Pius names Cosimo I de Medici as grand duke of Tuscany

Historic Event

Oct 1 Duke of Norfolk arrested by Queen Elizabeth I for conspiring to marry Mary Queen of Scots

  • Oct 3 Battle of Montcontour: Duke of Anjou beats Huguenots
  • Nov 9 Catholic uprising under the Dukes of Northumberland & Westmoreland
  • Nov 28 Duke of Alva forces bishop Nicolaas van Nieuwland of Haarlem to resign
  • Dec 15 Hunted by Queen Elizabeth I for treason in "The Rising of the North", Charles Neville, Earl of Westmorland, escapes to Scotland.