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

Events in year of 1573

  • 01-01Geuzen sets fire to Woudrichem
  • 02-111st European, Francis Drake sees the Pacific (from Panama)
  • 03-07Turkey and Venice signs peace treaty
  • 05-09Polish Parliament selects Duke of Anjou as King
  • 07-06Pacificatie of Boulogne: new peace treaty with huguenots
  • 07-13Haarlem surrenders after 7 months to Spanish army
  • 07-16Alva demands submission of Zealand / Holland
  • 08-07Francis Drakes fleet returns to Plymouth
  • 09-18Spanish attack Alkmaar
  • 10-09Don Frederik disbands siege of Alkmaar
  • 10-11Battle of South Seas - Dutch rebels beat Spanish navy

People born in year of 1573

  • 01-31Ambrosius Metzger: Composer
  • 01-31Giulio Cesare Monteverdi: Composer
  • 02-22Gemignano Capilupi: Composer
  • 02-28Elias Hill: German architect / city builder (Augsburg)
  • 04-17Maximilian I: Duke / ruler of Bayern (Catholic League)
  • 06-09Henricus Hondius: Dutch etcher / publisher
  • 09-28Caravaggio: Italy -- Painter
  • 09-28Michelangelo Buanarroti: Caprese, Italy -- Painter / sculpter
  • 10-03Entonius Walaeus: Dutch calvinist theologist
  • 10-07William Laud: English Archbishop of Canterbury (1633-45)
  • 10-11Jacob Boonen: South Netherlands clergyman / lawyer
  • 12-01Philippus Rovenius [Rouveen]: Apostile vicar
  • 12-22Ernst Casimir: Count of Nassau-Dietz / Mayor of Frisia / Groningen

People died in year of 1573

  • 02-28Jan "Hans" Liefrinck: Flemish engraver / publisher, dies at about 54
  • 03-14Claude II: Of Lotharingen, Duke of Aumale / murdered Admiral Coligny
  • 06-21Antonie van Burgundy: Mayor of Sealand, dies in battle
  • 07-10Willem van Bronkhorst: Brattenburg / Stein / army leader
  • 07-20Lancelot of Brederode: Water beggar, beheaded
  • 07-29Spanish Prince of Eboli
  • 11-07Solomon Luria (Maharshal): Talmudic Author (Yam Shel Shelomo)
  • 12-11Alardus / Eilard de Waterlant: Duke of Alva, hanged