On This Day

1567 in History

Events in History

  • Mar 11 Geuzen army leaves Walcheren to return to Oosterweel
  • Mar 13 Battle at Oosterweel: Spanish troops destroy Geuzenleger
  • Apr 11 Dutch prince William of Orange flees from Antwerp to Breda
  • Jun 15 Battle at Carberry, Scotland: Protestant troops beat Earl Bothwell's army
  • Jun 15 Republic of Genoa expels Jews from its whole territory

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 16 Mary, Queen of Scots, imprisoned in Lochleven Castle prison, Scotland

Queen of Scotland Mary, Queen of Scots
Queen of Scotland
Mary, Queen of Scots
  • Jun 20 Jews are expelled from Brazil by order of regent Don Henrique
  • Jul 24 Mary Queen of Scots is forced to abdicate; her 1-year-old son becomes King James VI of Scots
  • Jul 25 Don Diego de Losada founds the city of Santiago de Leon de Caracas, modern-day Caracas, the capital city of Venezuela

CrownRoyal Coronation

Jul 29 James VI is crowned King of Scots at Stirling

King of Great Britain James I and VI
King of Great Britain
James I and VI
  • Aug 8 Duke of Alva's army enters Brussels, Belgium
  • Sep 9 Lomaraal van Egmond & Philip van Hoorne captured

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 29 War of Religion breaks out in France - Huguenots try to kidnap King Charles IX

  • Sep 29 At a dinner, the Duke of Alba arrests the Count of Egmont and the Count of Hoorn for treason
  • Oct 6 Duke of Alva becomes land guardian of Netherlands
  • Nov 10 Battle at St-Denis: French government army vs Huguenots

Birthdays in History

  • Jan 4 Franciscus Aguilon, physicist/mathematician/jesuit/architect
  • May 1 Michiel Janszoon van Mierevelt, Dutch royal painter, born in Delft, Netherlands (d. 1641)

Person of interestSamuel de Champlain

Jul 3 Samuel de Champlain, French explorer (Lake Champlain), born in Hiers-Brouage or La Rochelle, France (d. 1635)

French Explorer Samuel de Champlain
French Explorer
Samuel de Champlain
  • Aug 21 Francois de Sales, French bishop of Geneva, writer and saint, born in Sainte-Mondane, France (d. 1622)
  • Sep 5 Date Masamune, Renowned Samurai and Daimyo in Japan, born in Yonezawa, Yamagata, Japan (d. 1636)
  • Oct 10 Infanta Catherine Michelle of Spain [Catalina Micaela de Austria], Duchess consort of Savoy (1585-97), born in Madrid, Spain (d. 1597)
  • Nov 1 Diego Sarmiento de Acuña, 1st Count of Gondomar, Spanish diplomat, born in Astorga, Spain (d. 1626)
  • Nov 14 Maurice of Nassau, Prince of Orange (d. 1625)
  • Nov 21 Anne de Xainctonge, French saint and founder of the Society of the Sisters of Saint Ursula of the Blessed Virgin, born in Dijon, France (d. 1621)

Weddings in History

LoveWedding of Interest

May 15 Mary, Queen of Scots marries James Hepburn, Earl of Bothwell

Queen of Scotland Mary, Queen of Scots
Queen of Scotland
Mary, Queen of Scots

Deaths in History

  • Jan 23 Jiajing, 12th Emperor of Ming Dynasty of China, dies at 59
  • Jan 26 Nicholas Wotton, English diplomat
  • Feb 9 Henry Stuart, Lord Darnley, King consort of Mary, Queen of Scots, murdered at 21 in the orchard of Kirk o' Field in Edinburgh
  • Feb 10 Lord Darnley Stuart, husband of English queen Mary, murdered
  • Mar 31 Philip, the Generous, count of Hessen, dies at 62
  • Apr 18 Wilhelm von Grumbach, German adventurer, dies at 63
  • Apr 19 Michael Stifel, German theologist/mathematician, dies at about 79
  • May 2 Marin Drzic, Croatian playwright (Dundo Maroje), dies
  • May 31 Pereguin de la Grange, French minister, martyr of Reform, dies
  • May 31 Guido de Bres, Belgian theologian (b. 1522)
  • Jun 2 Shane O'Neill, Irish chieftain
  • Jun 12 Richard Rich, 1st Baron Rich, Lord Chancellor of England (b. 1490)
  • Oct 1 Pietro Carnesecchi, Italian humanist (b. 1508)
  • Nov 12 Anne Pierre Adrien duke of Montmorency, Marshal of France, dies at 74