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1575 in History

Events in History

  • Feb 8 University Leiden founded, and given the motto "Praesidium Libertatis"

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Feb 11 King Frederick of Denmark offers island of Hveen to Tycho Brahe

Astronomer Tycho Brahe
Tycho Brahe
  • Feb 13 Henry III of France is crowned at Rheims

Victory in battleVictory in Battle

Mar 3 Indian Mughal Emperor Akbar defeats Bengali army at the Battle of Tukaroi

Mughal Emperor Akbar
Mughal Emperor
  • Jun 28 Spanish troops conquer Buren
  • Jul 19 Spanish viceroy Gilles of Hierges attacks Oudewater
  • Aug 7 Spanish troops conquer Oudewater, almost all inhabitants died
  • Sep 16 King Johan Casimir of Palts promises military aid to the Huguenots
  • Oct 10 Battle of Dormans: Roman Catholic forces under Duke Henry of Guise defeated the Protestants, capturing Philippe de Mornay among others.
  • Oct 22 Foundation of Aguascalientes (one of 32 Federal Entities of Mexico)
  • Nov 8 French Roman Catholics & Huguenots signs treaty
  • Dec 14 Polish Parliament selects Istvan Bathory as king of Poland
  • Dec 16 The 1575 Valdivia earthquake takes place.

Birthdays in History

  • Feb 4 Pierre de Barulle, French cardinal
  • Jun 26 Anne Catherine of Brandenburg, queen of Denmark and Norway, born in Halle (Saale), Holy Roman Empire (d. 1612)
  • Jul 25 Christoph Scheiner, German astronomer and physicist, born in Markt Wald, Germany (d. 1650)
  • Aug 14 Robert Hayman, English poet, born in Wolborough, Newton Abbot, Devon (d. 1629)
  • Aug 15 Bartol Kašić, Croatian writer and linguist, born in Pag, Croatia (d. 1650)

Person of interestHenry Hudson

Sep 12 Henry Hudson, English navigator and explorer (Hudson River), born in England (d. 1611)

Explorer Henry Hudson
Henry Hudson
  • Nov 4 Guido Reni, Italian Baroque painter, born in Bologna, Papal States (d. 1642)

Weddings in History

  • Feb 13 Henry III of France marries Louise de Lorraine-Vaudémont.
  • Apr 24 William (the Silent) of Orange marries 3rd wife Charlotte de Bourbon and former French nun

Deaths in History

  • Mar 11 Matthias Flacius, Croatian Protestant reformer (b. 1520)
  • Mar 24 Yosef Karo, Spanish-born rabbi (b. 1488)
  • May 17 Matthew "Nosey" Parker, Archbishop of Canterbury (1559-75), dies at 68
  • Jun 2 Pieter Aertsen [Long Worm], painter, dies at about 65
  • Jun 16 Hadrianus Junius [Adriaen de Jonghe], Dutch physician, historian and humanist, dies at 63
  • Jul 12 Renée of France, duchess of Ferrara and daughter of French King Louis XII, dies at 63
  • Jul 14 Richard Taverner, English Bible translator
  • Sep 17 Heinrich Bullinger, Swiss religious reformer, dies at 71
  • Sep 29 Charles de Boisot, water beggar, dies in battle at about 45
  • Dec 23 Akiyama Nobutomo, Japanese warrior (hanged) (b. 1531)
  • Dec 31 Pierino Belli, Italian soldier and jurist (b. 1502)