Events in year of 1566

  • 01-07Antonio "Michele" Ghislieri is elected Pope Pius V
  • 01-07Michaele Ghislieri is elected Pope Pius V
  • 02-13St. Augustine, Florida founded
  • 04-05200 Brussel nobles offer Margaretha of Parma a petition
  • 08-10Iconoclasm begins
  • 08-20Iconoclasm reaches Antwerp Belgium
  • 08-23Beeldenstorm reaches Amsterdam
  • 08-23Land guardian Margaretha van Parma grants Calvinists rights
  • 08-25Iconoclastic fury begins in Dutch province Utrecht
  • 12-01Spanish King Philip II names Fernando Alvarez, Duke of Alva

People born in year of 1566

  • 01-14Angelo Notari: Composer
  • 05-26Mohammed III: Sultan of Turkey (1595-1603)
  • 06-19James I Stuart: King of Scotland (James VI) / England (1567 / 1603-25)
  • 06-20Sigismund III: King of Poland / Sweden
  • 08-12Isabella CE: Infante of Spain / Governess of the Netherlands
  • 11-06Julien Perrichon: Composer
  • 11-10Robert Devereux: 2nd Earl of Essex / cousin / lover of Elizabeth I
  • 12-01Philip: Earl of Nassau-Dillenburg, Governor of Ft Gorinchem / Nijmegen
  • 12-11Manuel Cardoso: Composer

People died in year of 1566

  • 01-07Ludovicus Blosius [Louis de Blois "Dacrianus"]: Writer
  • 03-09David Riccio: Italian singer / secretary of Mary Stuart, murdered
  • 03-26Antonio de Cabezon: Composer
  • 03-28Siegmund Freiherr von Herberstein: Austrian diplomat, dies at 79
  • 04-25Diane de Poitiers: Lover of French King Henry II
  • 05-10Leonhard Fuchs: German botanist, dies at 65
  • 07-02Nostradamus [Michel de Nostre-Dam]: French astrologist, dies at 62
  • 08-04Girolamo della Robbia: Italian Sculptor (Majolica relief)
  • 09-02Taddeo Zuccari: Italian painter, dies at 37
  • 09-05Suleiman I: Great Law Giver, Sultan of Turkey (1520-66), dies at 71
  • 09-22John Agricola [Schneider]: German Theologist / Prime Minister
  • 09-27Marcus A Vida [Marcus Hieronymus]: Italian humanist / Poet / Bishop

Events in year of 1567

  • 03-11Geuzen army leaves Walcheren to return to Oosterweel
  • 03-13Battle at Oosterweel: Spanish troops destroy Geuzenleger
  • 04-11Dutch Prince William of Orange flees from Antwerp to Breda
  • 05-15Mary, Queen of Scots marries James Hepburn, Earl of Bothwell
  • 06-15Battle at Carberry Scot: Protestant troops beat Earl Bothwells army
  • 06-15Genoa Italy expels Jews
  • 06-16Mary, Queen of Scots, imprisoned in Lochleven Castle prison Scotland
  • 06-20Don Henrique of Brazil, expel Jews
  • 06-20Jews are expelled from Brazil by order of regent Don Henrique
  • 07-24Mary Queen of Scots is forced to abdicate and 1-year-old James VI becomes King of Scotland
  • 09-09Lomaraal van Egmond and Philip van Hoorne captured
  • 09-29War of Religion - Huguenots try to kidnap King Charles IX
  • 10-06Duke of Alva becomes land guardian of the Netherlands
  • 11-10Battle at St-Denis: French government army vs. Huguenots

People born in year of 1567

  • 01-04Franciscus Aguilon: Physicist / mathematician / Jesuit / architect
  • 01-15Black Box [Catherine Quinol]: Guadeloupe -- Vocalist (Love Sensation)
  • 02-12Thomas Campion: England, United Kingdom -- Composer / poet / Physician
  • 04-25Aurelio Signoretti: Composer
  • 04-26Nicolas Forme: Composer
  • 05-01Michiel Jansz van Mierevelt: Dutch royal painter
  • 07-03Samuel de Champlain: Explorer (Lake Champlain)
  • 08-10Girolamo Giacobbi: Composer
  • 08-21Francois de Sales: French Bishop of Geneva / writer / Saint
  • 12-15Christoph Demantius: Composer

People died in year of 1567

  • 01-08Jacob Vaet: Flemish Composer / royal chaplain master, dies at about 37
  • 02-09Henry Stuart: Earl of Darnley / Consort of Mary Queen of Scots, murdered
  • 02-10Lord Darnley Stuart: Husband of English Queen Mary, murdered
  • 03-31Philip [the Generous]: Count of Hessen, dies at 62
  • 04-18Wilhelm von Grumbach: German military man, dies at 63
  • 04-19Michael Stifel: German Theologist / mathematician, dies at about 79
  • 05-02Marin Drzic: Croatian playwright (Dundo Maroje)
  • 05-03Leonhard Paminger: Composer, dies at 72
  • 11-12Anne Pierre Adrien Duke of Montmorency: Marshal of France, dies at 74