Events in History in 1574

  • Jan 29 Sea battle of Reimerswaal - Admiral Boisot beats Spanish fleet

Siege of Maastricht

Feb 9 Louis of Nassau ends siege of Maastricht

  • Feb 18 Zeeland falls to Dutch rebels
  • Feb 19 Spanish troops plunder Krommenie, Wormerveer & Jisp, Netherlands
  • Feb 21 Spanish garrison of Middelburg, Netherlands, surrenders
  • Feb 23 France begins 5th "holy war" against Huguenots
  • Apr 14 Battle of Mookerheyde: Spanish forces of D'Avila defeat Dutch mercenary force led by Louis of Nassau

King Henry III

May 30 Henry III follows brother Charles IX as King of France

  • May 30 Sea battle at Lillo Belgium (Adolf Van Haemstede vs Louis de Boisot)
  • Jun 18 Polish King Hendrik of Anjou secretly leaves Poland
  • Aug 30 Ram Das becomes the 4th Sikh Guru
  • Sep 13 Turkish fleet recaptures Tunis
  • Oct 1 -2] Storm breaks Leiden dike; drowns 20,000 Spanish soldiers
  • Oct 3 The Siege of Leiden is lifted by the Watergeuzen and the forces of Admiral Boisot
  • Oct 28 Prince Willem of Orange installs university
  • Nov 22 Discovery of the Juan Fernández Islands off Chile
  • Nov 27 Selimiye Mosque, a masterpiece of Ottoman architecture, designed by imperial architect Mimar Sinan, officially opens in Edirne, Turkey