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1573 in History

Events in History

  • Jan 1 Geuzen sets fire to Woudrichem

Victory in battleVictory in Battle

Jan 25 Battle of Mikatagahara, in Japan; Takeda Shingen defeats Tokugawa Ieyasu

  • Jan 28 Articles of Warsaw Confederation are signed, sanctioning freedom of religion in Poland.
  • Mar 7 Turkey & Venice sign peace treaty
  • May 9 Polish Parliament selects Duke of Anjou as king
  • Jul 6 Pacificatie of Boulogne: new peace treaty with huguenots
  • Jul 6 Córdoba, Argentina, is founded by Jerónimo Luis de Cabrera
  • Jul 13 Haarlem surrenders after 7 months to Spanish army
  • Jul 16 Alva demands submission of Zealand/Holland

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Aug 7 Francis Drake's fleet returns to Plymouth after a year spent raiding for Spanish treasure

Admiral and Navigator Francis Drake
Admiral and Navigator
Francis Drake
  • Aug 21 Spain begin siege of Alkmaar in the Netherlands
  • Oct 9 Don Frederik and the Spanish disband the siege of Alkmaar
  • Oct 11 Battle of South Seas - Dutch rebels beat Spanish navy
  • Nov 22 The Brazilian city of Niterói is founded
  • Nov 29 Don Luis de Requesensy Zuniga succeeds duke of Alva as land guardian of Netherlands

Birthdays in History

  • 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)
  • Apr 26 Marie de' Medici, Queen of France, born in Palazzo Pitti, Florence (d. 1642)
  • Jun 9 Henricus Hondius, Dutch etcher and publisher
  • Jul 15 Inigo Jones, English architect (Queen's House, Covent Garden), born in London, England (d. 1652)
  • Aug 16 Anna of Austria, queen of Poland, born in Graz, Austria (d. 1598)
  • Oct 3 Entonius Walaeus, Dutch Calvinist theologist, born in Ghent, Belgium (d. 1639)
  • Oct 6 Henry Wriothesley, 3rd Earl of Southampton, English patron of the theater, born in Cowdray House, Sussex, England (d. 1624)
  • Oct 7 William Laud, English Archbishop of Canterbury (1633-45), born in Reading, Berkshire, England (d. 1645)
  • Oct 11 Jacob Boonen, South Netherlands clergyman and lawyer, born in Antwerp, Belgium (d. 1655)
  • Dec 1 Philippus Rovenius [Rouveen], apostile
  • Dec 22 Ernst Casimir I, count of Nassau-Dietz and Stadtholder of Friesland, Groningen, and Drenthe, born in Dillenburg, Germany (d. 1632)

Deaths in History

  • 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 II, of Lotharingen, duke of Aumale/murdered adm Coligny, dies
  • May 13 Takeda Shingen, Japanese warlord (b. 1521)
  • Jun 21 Antonie van Burgundy, mayor of sealand, dies in battle
  • Jul 7 Giacomo Barozzi da Vignola, Italian architect, dies at 65
  • Jul 10 Willem van Bronkhorst, Brattenburg/Stein/army leader, dies
  • Jul 20 Lancelot of Brederode, water beggar, beheaded
  • Jul 29 Spanish prince of Eboli, dies
  • Jul 29 John Caius, English physician, dies at 62
  • Aug 14 Saitō Tatsuoki, Japanese warlord (b. 1548)
  • Sep 9 Andre de Resende, Portuguese dominican/humanist, dies
  • Sep 23 Azai Hisamasa, Japanese warlord (b. 1524)
  • Oct 27 Laurentius Petri, first Lutheran Archbishop of Sweden (b. 1499)
  • Nov 7 Solomon Luria (Maharshal), talmudic author (Yam Shel Shelomo), dies
  • Dec 11 Alardus/Eilard de Waterlant, duke of Alva, hanged
  • Dec 30 Giovanni Battista Giraldi, Italian writer (b. 1504)