On This Day

Historical Events in 1571

  • Jan 11 Emperor Maximilian II grants Austrian adel freedom of religion

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Jan 23 Queen Elizabeth I of England opens Royal Exchange in London

Queen of England and Ireland Elizabeth I
Queen of England and Ireland
Elizabeth I
  • Mar 19 Spanish troops occupy Manila
  • Mar 25 Catholic Italian businessman Roberto Ridolfi leaves England

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May 16 German astronomer Johannes Kepler, by his own calculations, is conceived at 4:37 AM

Astronomer Johannes Kepler
Astronomer
Johannes Kepler
  • May 19 Miguel Lopez de Lagazpi founds Manilla in the Phillipines
  • May 20 Venice, Spain & Pope Pius form anti-Turkish Saint League
  • Sep 4 Catholic rebellion in Scotland
  • Oct 4 -13] Synod of Emden, Calvinist leaders establish the Dutch Reformed Church.
  • Oct 7 Battle of Lepanto: Holy League of southern European nations destroy Ottoman fleet in significant loss off Western Greece