Year 1573 in History

Events in History

  • Jan 28 Articles of Warsaw Confederation are signed, sanctioning freedom of religion in Poland.
  • Mar 7 Turkey & Venice sign peace treaty
  • Apr 30 The spire of Beauvais Cathedral, France, which made it the tallest human-made monument in the world at the time, collapses (never rebuilt)
  • May 9 Polish Parliament selects Duke of Anjou as king
  • Jul 6 Córdoba, Argentina, is founded by Jerónimo Luis de Cabrera
  • Jul 6 Pacificatie of Boulogne: new peace treaty with huguenots
  • Jul 13 Haarlem surrenders after 7 months to Spanish army
  • Jul 16 Alva demands submission of Zealand/Holland
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Historical Figures Born in 1573

  • Jan 1 Philippus Rovenius [Rouveen], Dutch apostile vicar
  • Jan 10 Simon Marius, German astronomer, born in Gunzenhausen, Germany (d. 1624)
  • Feb 28 Elias Hill, German architect, city builder (Augsburg)
  • Apr 13 Christina of Holstein-Gottorp, Queen consort of Sweden as the wife of King Charles IX, born in Kiel, Germany (d. 1625)
  • Apr 17 Maximilian I, Elector of Bavaria, born in Munich, Germany (d. 1651)

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Historical Figures Who Died in 1573

  • Jan 25 Hirate Hirohide, Japanese samurai, dies at the Battle of Mikatagahara (b. 1553)
  • Feb 28 Jan "Hans" Liefrinck, Flemish engraver/publisher, dies at about 54
  • Mar 13 Michel de l'Hôpital, French statesman
  • Mar 14 Claude of Lorraine, French Duke of Aumale, dies in the siege of La Rochelle at 47
  • May 13 Takeda Shingen, Japanese warlord of Kai Province (1541-73) known as the "Tiger of Kai", dies while besieging Noda Castle in Mikawa Province at 51

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