On This Day

December 1572 in History

Events in History

  • Dec 11 Spanish troops begin siege of Haarlem
  • Dec 13 Spanish army beats Geuzen fleet (confederacy of Calvinist Dutch nobles) under admiral Lumey
  • Dec 17 Spanish army begins fires in Haarlem Netherlands

Birthdays in History

  • Dec 31 Emperor Go-Yozei of Japan, (d. 1617)

Deaths in History

  • Dec 10 Cornelis Musius, Dutch humanist/poet, murdered at 72
  • Dec 30 Galeazzo Alessi, Italian architect (Palazza Marino, Milan), dies at 60