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Deaths in History in 1568

  • Feb 15 Hendrik van Brederode, Dutch noble (Compromise of Nobles), dies at 36
  • Feb 19 Miles Coverdale, translator (1st complete English Bible), dies at 80

Person of interestAlbert of Prussia

Mar 20 Albert of Prussia, 1st Duke of Prussia, dies at 77

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Duke of Prussia
Albert of Prussia
  • May 23 Adolf van Nassau, German son of William I and Juliana of Stolberg, dies in battle at 27
  • Jun 1 18 nobles beheaded in Brussels for treason and heresy by Duke of Alva and authority of Council of Troubles
  • Jun 1 Gijsbert van Bronkhorst-Batenburg, calvinist leader, beheaded
  • Jun 3 Andrés de Urdaneta, Spanish Augustinian friar, sail-captain and explorer, dies at 69
  • Jun 5 Lamoral, Count of Egmont, Flemish general and statesman executed at 45
  • Jun 5 Philips van Montmorency count of Horne, admiral/statesman, beheaded
  • Jun 5 Willem Key, Flemish Renaissance painter, dies at about 47
  • Jul 6 Johann Oporinus, Swiss book publisher/publisher, dies at 61
  • Jul 23 Don Carlos, son of Spanish King Philip II, dies at about 23
  • Jul 24 Prince Don Carlos of Spain (b. 1545)
  • Sep 24 Antoon van Stralen, Flemish mayor of Antwerp, beheaded at about 47
  • Oct 3 Elisabeth of Valois, daughter of King Henry II of France and 3rd wife of Philip II of Spain, dies in childbirth at 23
  • Oct 28 Ashikaga Yoshihide, Japanese shogun (b. 1539)
  • Dec 23 Roger Ascham, tutor of Elizabeth I of England
  • Dec 31 Shimazu Tadayoshi, Japanese warlord, dies at 75