Events in History in 1577

  • Feb 6 King Henri de Bourbon of Navarra becomes leader of the Huguenots
  • Feb 12 Spanish land guardian Don Juan of Habsburg signs "Eternal Edict"
  • Jul 24 Spanish army/German mercenaries conquer Namur
  • Jul 24 Treason of Don Juan in Brussels
  • Aug 17 Peace of Bergerac: Political rights for Huguenots
  • Nov 23 Water Geuzen under Captain Slope enters Amsterdam

Francis Drake's Circumnavigation

Dec 13 Francis Drake sets sail from England on an epic three year circumnavigation of the world aboard the 'Pelican' (later renamed the 'Golden Hind')

  • Dec 16 Danzig surrenders to troops of Polish king Istvan Bathory