On This Day

Events in History in 1580

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Mar 15 Spanish King Philip II puts 25,000 gold coins on head of Prince William of Orange

King of Spain Philip II of Spain
King of Spain
Philip II of Spain
  • Mar 17 Prince Willem of Orange welcomed in Amsterdam
  • Apr 11 Drenthe joins Union of Utrecht
  • Jun 15 Phillip II of Spain declares William the Silent to be an outlaw.
  • Jun 17 Battle at Hardenberg: Spanish troops beat rebels
  • Jun 18 States of Utrecht forbid Catholic worship
  • Jun 25 Book of Concord, standards of Lutheran Church, 1st published
  • Jun 27 Duke of Alva's army occupies Portugal
  • Jul 12 Ostrog Bible, the first printed Bible in a Slavic language, is published
  • Aug 25 Battle of Alcantara, Spain defeats Portugal
  • Sep 19 Treaty of Plessis-lez-Tours (Anjou/Dutch States-General)
  • Sep 26 Frances Drake completes circumnavigation of the world, sailing into Plymouth aboard the Golden Hind
  • Nov 9 Spanish troops land in Ireland
  • Nov 26 French Huguenots & Roman Catholics sign peace treaty