Events in History in 1576

  • Jan 20 The Mexican city of León is founded by order of viceroy Don Martín Enríquez de Almansa

Henry IV Escapes

Feb 3 Henry of Navarre (future Henry IV) escapes from Paris

  • Feb 5 Henry of Navarre (later Henry IV of France) abjures Catholicism at Tours
  • Apr 27 Peace of Beaulieu and Paix de Monsieur
  • May 14 Dutch Council of State replaced by Council of Beroerten

Event of Interest

May 23 King Frederick of Denmark offers island of Hveen to astronomer and nobleman Tycho Brahe to build an Observatory

  • May 29 Spanish army under Cristóbal de Mondragón conquers Zierik sea
  • Jul 2 Muitende Spanish soldiers conquer Zierik Sea
  • Jul 11 Martin Frobisher sights Greenland
  • Jul 26 Muitende Spanish troops conquer Aalst
  • Aug 8 Cornerstone laid for Tycho Brahe's observatory in Uraniborg, Denmark, will become the world's then most advanced research institution

Event of Interest

Oct 12 Rudolf II succeeds Maximilian II as Holy Roman Emperor

  • Oct 19 Dutch provinces begin consultation about Spanish existence
  • Oct 20 Spanish troops occupy & plunder Maastricht
  • Nov 4 Eighty Years' War: In Flanders, Spanish defeat Walloon and capture Antwerp
  • Nov 8 Eighty Years' War: Pacification of Ghent - 17 Dutch provinces sign anti-Spanish covenant