Events in year of 1568

  • 01-24Abdij Church in Middelburg destroyed by fire
  • 01-24In Netherlands, Duke of Alva declares William of Orange an outlaw
  • 02-17Holy Roman Emperor agrees to pay tribute to the Sultan for peace
  • 03-23Treaty of Longjumeau: French huguenots go on strike
  • 05-13Mary Queen of Scots is defeated by English at battle of Langside
  • 05-16Mary Queen of Scotland flees to England
  • 05-19English Queen Elizabeth I arrests Scottish Queen Mary
  • 05-23Battle at Heiligerlee: Dutch rebels beat Spanish, 100s killed
  • 06-01Duke van Alva beheads 18 nobles in Brussels
  • 07-10Battle on Eems: Dutch Water garrison beats Spanish
  • 10-05Conference of York begins: trial against Mary Stuart
  • 10-05Willem of Oranges army occupies Brabant
  • 10-212nd Altenburger sermon: Philippisten / Gnesiolutheranen

People born in year of 1568

  • 03-09Aloysius "Luigi" van Gonzaga: Italian Prince / Jesuit / Saint
  • 05-11Christian I: Ruler of Anhalt-Bernburg (Battle of White Mountain)
  • 05-17Christoph Thomas Walliser: Composer
  • 09-03Adriano Banchieri: Composer

People died in year of 1568

  • 02-15Hendrik van Brederode: Dutch noble (Compromise of Nobles), dies at 36
  • 03-20Albrecht von Hohenzollern: 1st Duke of Prussia, dies at 77
  • 06-01Duke of Alva: And 18 nobles, beheaded
  • 06-01Gijsbert van Bronkhorst-Batenburg: Calvinist leader, beheaded
  • 06-05Lamoraal: Earl of Egmont / prince of Gavere, beheaded
  • 06-05Philips van Montmorency Count of Horne: Admiral / statesman, beheaded
  • 06-05Willem Key: Painter, dies at about 47
  • 07-06Johann Oporinus: Swiss book publisher / publisher, dies at 61
  • 07-23Don Carlos: Son of Spanish King Philip II, dies at about 23
  • 09-24Antoon van Stralen: Flemish Mayor of Antwerp, beheaded at about 47
  • 10-03Elisabeth van Valois: French Queen of Spain, dies at 23

Events in year of 1569

  • 02-07King Philip II forms inquistion in South America
  • 03-13Battle of Jarnac, Count of Anjou defeats Huguenots
  • 07-01Latvia Parliament accept Union of Lublin, incorporate into Poland
  • 10-01Duke of Norfolk arrested
  • 10-03Battle of Montcontour: Duke of Anjou beats Huguenots
  • 11-09Catholic uprising under Northumberland and Westmoreland
  • 11-28Duke of Alva forces Bishop Nicolaas van Nieuwland of Haarlem to resign
  • 12-15Westmoreland flees to Scotland
  • 12-23St. Philip of Moscow martyred by Ivan the Terrible

People born in year of 1569

  • 04-03Giovanni Battista Massarengo: Composer
  • 04-10Emilia van Nassau: Daughter of Willem of Orange and Anna of Saxon
  • 08-31Djehangir / Jahangir: Great mogol of India
  • 11-16Paul Sartorius: Composer
  • 11-27Ottavio Vernizzi: Composer
  • 12-09Martinus de Porres: Peru -- Saint (patron of social justice)
  • 12-18Jakob Hassler: Composer
  • 12-30Georg Quitschreiber: Composer

People died in year of 1569

  • 02-20Mark van Vaernewijck: Flemish nobleman / politician, dies at 50
  • 05-10Juan the Avila: Spanish Minister / writer
  • 05-27Francois de Coligny: French General (Jarnac)
  • 09-05Pieter Bruegel: South Netherlands painter, dies at about 44
  • 12-23St Philip: Metropolitan of Moscow, martyred by Ivan the Terrible