On This Day

Historical Events in 1576

  • Jan 20 The Mexican city of León is founded by order of viceroy Don Martín Enríquez de Almansa

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Feb 3 Henry of Navarre (future Henry IV) escapes from Paris

  • Feb 5 Henry of Navarre (later Henry IV of France) abjures Catholicism at Tours
  • Apr 27 Peace of Beaulieu and Paix de Monsieur
  • May 14 Dutch Council of State replaced by Council of Beroerten

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May 23 Tycho Brahe given Hveen Island to build Uraniborg Observatory

Astronomer Tycho Brahe
Tycho Brahe
  • May 29 Spanish army under Cristóbal de Mondragón conquers Zierik sea
  • Jul 2 Muitende Spanish soldiers conquer Zierik Sea
  • Jul 11 Martin Frobisher sights Greenland
  • Jul 26 Muitende Spanish troops conquer Aalst
  • Aug 8 Cornerstone laid for Tycho Brahe's observatory in Uraniborg, Denmark, at the time world's most advanced research institution
  • Oct 12 Rudolf II succeeds Maximilian II as Holy Roman Emperor
  • Oct 19 Dutch provinces begin consultation about Spanish existence
  • Oct 20 Spanish troops occupy & plunder Maastricht
  • Nov 4 Eighty Years' War: In Flanders, Spanish defeat Walloon and capture Antwerp
  • Nov 8 Eighty Years' War: Pacification of Ghent - 17 Dutch provinces sign anti-Spanish covenant