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

Events in year of 1575

  • 01-22English Queen Elizabeth I grants Thomas Tallis and William Byrd music press monopoly
  • 02-08University of Leiden Neth opens
  • 02-11King Frederick of Denmark offers island of Hveen to Tycho Brahe
  • 06-12William of Orange marries Charlotte de Bourbon
  • 06-28Spanish troops conquer Buren
  • 07-12Willem van Orange marries Charlotte de Bourbon
  • 07-19Spanish Viceroy Gilles of Hierges attacks Oudewater
  • 08-07Spanish troops conquer Oudewater, almost all inhabitants died
  • 09-16King Johan Casimir of Palts promises military aid to hugenots
  • 11-08French Roman Catholics and Huguenots signs treaty

People born in year of 1575

  • 07-25Christoph Scheiner: Germany -- Astronomer
  • 09-12Henry Hudson: England, United Kingdom -- Navigator / explorer (Hudson River)

People died in year of 1575

  • 05-17Matthew Parker: Archbishop of Canterbury (1559-75), dies at 68
  • 06-02Pieter Aertsen [Long Worm]: Painter, dies at about 65
  • 06-16Hadrianus Junius [Adriaen the Jonghe]: Medical / historian, dies at 63
  • 09-29Charles de Boisot: Water beggar, dies in battle at about 45