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

Events in year of 1574

  • 01-29Sea battle of Reimerswaal - Admiral Boisot beats Spanish fleet
  • 02-09Louis of Nassau ends siege of Maastricht
  • 02-18Zeeland falls to Dutch rebels
  • 02-19Spanish troops plunder Krommenie, Wormerveer and Jisp Neth
  • 02-21Spanish garrison of Middelburg Neth surrenders
  • 02-23France begins 5th holy war against Huguenots
  • 05-30Henry III follows brother Charles IX as King of France
  • 05-30Sea battle at Lillo Belgium (Adolf Van Haemstede vs. Louis de Boisot)
  • 06-18Polish King Hendrik of Anjou secretly leaves Poland
  • 09-13Turkish fleet recaptures Tunis
  • 10-03Fleet under Admiral Boisot seize Spanish
  • 10-28Prince Willem van Orange installs university

People born in year of 1574

  • 01-09Christoph Buel: Composer
  • 01-17Robert Fludd: Composer
  • 01-23Lucas I Franchoys: Belgian painter
  • 03-05William Oughtred: England, United Kingdom -- Mathematician / inventor (slide rule)
  • 03-07John Wilbye: Composer
  • 05-07Innocent X [Giambattista Pamfili]: 236th Pope (1644-55)
  • 07-08Giovanni Battista Stefanini: Composer
  • 09-16Samuel Coster: Dutch Physician / playwright (Polyxena)
  • 09-18Claudio Achillini: Italian lawyer / poet
  • 10-21Nicolo Rubini: Composer
  • 12-12Anne van Denemarken: Daughter of Danish King Frederik II
  • 12-15Samuel Besler: Composer

People died in year of 1574

  • 03-05Philip of Saint-Aldegonde: Flem Viceroy Holland / Zealand / Utrecht
  • 04-14Christoffel Palts: German General strategist, dies in battle
  • 04-14Hendrik: Count of Nassau-Dillenburg, dies in battle
  • 04-14Louis: Earl of Nassau-Dillenburg, dies in battle at 35
  • 05-30Charles IX: King of France (1560-74)
  • 09-17Pedro Menendez de Aviles: Soldier / navigator
  • 10-01Maarten van Heemskerck: Painter (Christ)
  • 12-26Charles Guise: Archbishop / Cardinal of Reims, dies at 50