Today in History for Year 1569

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Historical Events

Events 1 - 11 of 11

Jan 11th - 1st recorded lottery in England is drawn in St Paul's Cathedral
Feb 7th - King Philip II forms inquistion in South America
Mar 13th - Battle of Jarnac, Count of Anjou defeats Huguenots
Mar 20th - Duke van Alva leads "tenth penning" in Ponts the Cé
Jul 1st - Latvia Parliament accept Union of Lublin, incorporate into Poland
Aug 27th - Pope Pius names Cosimo I de Medici, grand duke of Toscane
Oct 1st - Duke of Norfolk arrested
Oct 3rd - Battle of Montcontour: Duke of Anjou beats Huguenots
Nov 9th - Catholic uprising under Northumberland & Westmoreland
Nov 28th - Duke of Alva forces bishop Nicolaas van Nieuwland of Haarlem to resign
Dec 15th - Westmoreland flees to Scotland

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 10 of 10

Mar 28th - Ranuccio I Farnese, Duke of Parma (d. 1622)
Apr 3rd - Giovanni Battista Massarengo, composer
Apr 10th - Emilia van Nassau, daughter of Willem of Orange & Anna of Saxon
Aug 31st - Djehangir/Jahangir, great mogol of India
Oct 18th - Giambattista Marini, Italian poet (d. 1625)
Nov 11th - Martin Ruland the Younger, German physician and alchemist (d. 1611)
Nov 16th - Paul Sartorius, composer
Nov 27th - Ottavio Vernizzi, composer
Dec 18th - Jakob Hassler, composer
Dec 30th - Georg Quitschreiber, composer

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 9 of 9

Jan 20th - Miles Coverdale, English bible translator Great bible, dies at 80
Feb 20th - Mark van Vaernewijck, Flemish nobleman/politician, dies at 50
Mar 13th - Louis Condé, French prince/co-leader of Hugenots, dies in Battle of Jarnac
May 10th - Juan the Avila, Spanish minister/writer
May 16th - Dirk Willems, Anabaptist Martyr
May 27th - Francois de Coligny, French general (Jarnac), dies
Sep 5th - Pieter Bruegel, South Netherlands painter, dies at about 44
Oct 9th - Vladimir of Staritsa, Russian prince (b. 1533)
Dec 23rd - St Philip II, Metropolitan of Moscow, martyred by Ivan the Terrible

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