Year 1568 in History

Events in History

  • Jan 24 Abdij Church in Middelburg destroyed by fire
  • Jan 24 In Netherlands, Duke of Alva declares William of Orange an outlaw

Historical Figures Born in 1568

  • Feb 11 HonorĂ© d'UrfĂ©, French writer (d. 1625)
  • Mar 9 Aloysius Gonzaga, Italian aristocrat and saint, born in Duchy of Mantua, Holy Roman Empire (d. 1591)
  • May 11 Christian I, German Prince of Anhalt-Bernburg who led an army of 21,000 Bohemians at the Battle of White Mountain, born in Bernburg (d. 1630)
  • Sep 5 Tommaso Campanella, Italian theologian, philosopher, and poet, born in Stignano, Kingdom of Sicily (d. 1639)