On This Day

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

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Nov 15 Sir Francis Drake aboard Pelican travels from Chile to Washington

Admiral and Navigator Francis Drake
Admiral and Navigator
Francis Drake
  • Nov 23 Water Geuzen under Captain Slope enters Amsterdam
  • Dec 13 Sir Francis Drake sets sail from England on a circumnavigation of the world
  • Dec 16 Danzig surrenders to troops of Polish king Istvan Bathory