On This Day

1569 in History

Events in History

  • Jan 11 1st recorded lottery in England is drawn in St Paul's Cathedral
  • 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, incorporate into Poland

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Jul 19 Albert Frederick becomes Duke of Prussia

Duke of Prussia Albert Frederick
Duke of Prussia
Albert Frederick
  • Aug 27 Pope Pius names Cosimo I de Medici as grand duke of Tuscany

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

Queen of England and Ireland Elizabeth I
Queen of England and Ireland
Elizabeth I
Queen of Scotland Mary, Queen of Scots
Queen of Scotland
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 Westmoreland flees to Scotland

Birthdays in History

  • Mar 28 Ranuccio I Farnese, Duke of Parma and Piacenza (1592-1622), born in Parma, Italy (d. 1622)
  • Apr 10 Emilia van Nassau, daughter of Willem of Orange & Anna of Saxon, born in Cologne, Germany (d. 1629)
  • Aug 31 Jahangir, 4th Mughal Emperor of India (1605-27), born in Fatehpur Sikri, Mughal Empire (d. 1627)
  • Oct 18 Giambattista Marini, Italian poet (d. 1625)
  • Nov 11 Martin Ruland the Younger, German physician and alchemist, born in Lauingen, Bavaria, Germany (d. 1611)

Deaths in History

  • Jan 20 Miles Coverdale, English bible translator Great bible, dies at 80
  • Feb 20 Mark van Vaernewijck, Flemish nobleman/politician, dies at 50
  • Mar 13 Louis, Prince of Condé (1530-69), dies in Battle of Jarnac at 39
  • May 10 Juan the Avila, Spanish minister/writer
  • May 16 Dirk Willems, Anabaptist Martyr
  • May 27 François de Coligny d'Andelot, French general (Jarnac) and Ruler of van Andelot, dies at 48
  • Jun 3 Andrés de Urdaneta, Spanish Augustinian friar, sail-captain and explorer, dies at 69
  • Sep 5 Pieter Bruegel, South Netherlands painter, dies at about 44
  • Sep 5 Bernardo Tasso, Italian courtier and poet, dies at 75
  • Oct 9 Vladimir of Staritsa, Russian prince (b. 1533)
  • Dec 23 St Philip II, Metropolitan of Moscow, martyred by Ivan the Terrible