Events in year of 1571

  • 01-11Emperor Maximilian II grants Austrian adel freedom of religion
  • 01-23Queen Elizabeth I opens Royal Exchange in London
  • 03-19Spanish troops occupy Manila
  • 03-25Catholic Italian businessman Roberto Ridolfi leaves Enngeland
  • 05-16Johannes Kepler, by his own calculations, is conceived at 4:37 AM
  • 05-19Miguel Lopez de Lagazpi founded Manilla in the Phillipines
  • 05-20Venice, Spain and Pope Pius form anti-Turkish Saint League
  • 09-04Catholic coup in Scotland
  • 10-07Battle at Lepanto: Saint League (Spain & Italy) destroys Turkish fleet

People born in year of 1571

  • 01-21John I Pontanus: Physicist / historian (Amsterdam)
  • 01-22Robert Bruce Cotton: English antiquary, politician
  • 02-15Michael Praetorius: Kreuzberg, Germany -- Composer (Syntagma music)
  • 07-16Theodoor Galle: Flemish engraver, baptized
  • 08-08John Ward: Composer
  • 12-09Adrian A Metius: Dutch mathematician / fort architect

People died in year of 1571

  • 01-03Joachim II Hector: Elector (Brandenburg), dies at 65
  • 02-14Benvenuto Cellini: Ital Sculptor / writer (Perseus), dies at 70
  • 06-07Pier Francesco Corteccia: Composer, dies at 68
  • 09-04Earl of Lennox: Regent of Scotland, murdered
  • 10-07Ali Pasha: Turkish fleet commander, dies in battle
  • 11-24Jan Blahoslav: Czech Bishop, dies at 48

Events in year of 1572

  • 02-05Beggars assault Oisterwijk Neth, drive nuns out
  • 04-01Bloys van Treslong conquers Brielle
  • 04-21France and England sign anti-Spanish military covenant
  • 05-04Veere sides with Geuzen
  • 05-15Louis van Nassau and huguenots occupy Valenciennes
  • 06-09Willem van Oranges army occupies Gelderland
  • 06-11Spanish co-land guardian Duke of Medinaceli arrives in Lock
  • 06-19Garrison under Adrian van Swieten occupy Oudewater
  • 06-21Garrison under Adrian of Swieten conquers Gouda
  • 06-245 clergymen of Enkhuizen, hanged
  • 07-0919 Catholic priests hanged in Gorcum
  • 07-18Willem van Orange recognized as Viceroy of Holland / Friesland / Utrecht
  • 07-23Willem van Oranges troops occupy Roermond on the Spanjaarden
  • 08-18King Navarra Henri de Bourbon marries Margaretha van Valois
  • 08-22Failed assassination on Admiral De Coligny
  • 08-24King Charles IX orders massacre of thousands of French Protestants
  • 10-02Spanish army occupies / plunders / destroys Mechelen
  • 10-18Spanish troops attack Maastricht
  • 11-06Supernova is observed in constellation known as Cassiopeia
  • 11-16Don Frederiks troops occupy / plunder Zutphen
  • 12-11Spanish troops begin siege of Haarlem
  • 12-13Spanish army beats Geuzen fleet under Admiral Lumey
  • 12-17Spanish army begins fires in Haarlem Netherlands

People born in year of 1572

  • 02-14Hans Christoph Haiden: Composer
  • 06-11Ben Jonson: England, United Kingdom -- Playwright / poet (Volpone, Alchemist)
  • 06-24Jan Campanus: Composer
  • 09-15Erasmus Widmann: Composer
  • 11-08Johan Sigismund: Elector of Brandenburg / Duke of Prussia

People died in year of 1572

  • 05-01Pius V [Antonio Ghislieri]: Great-inquisiteur / Pope (1566-72)
  • 06-02Thomas Howard 4th Duke of Norfolk: English Earl, executed at 36
  • 06-07August I [Sigismund II August]: King of Poland (1548-72), dies at 42
  • 06-24Adrianus van Gouda: Lay brother, hanged
  • 06-24Cornelis van Diest: Lay brother, hanged
  • 06-24Joannes van Naarden: Priest, hanged
  • 06-24Ludovicus Voets: Priest, hanged
  • 07-07Sigismund II August: Last Jagellonen King of Poland, dies at 51
  • 09-05Pieter Tichelmann: Flemish Franciscan, dies at about 71
  • 09-30Francisco Borgia: Theologist / saint, dies at 61
  • 11-24John Knox: Scottish preacher, dies at about 67
  • 12-10Cornelis Musius: Dutch humanist / poet, murdered at 72
  • 12-30Galeazzo Alessi: Italian Architect (Palazza Marino, Milan), dies at 60