Events in year of 1576

  • 02-03Henry of Navarre (future Henry IV) escapes from Paris
  • 02-05Henry of Navarre abjures Catholicism at Tours
  • 04-27Peace of Beaulieu and Paix de Monsieur
  • 05-14Dutch Council of State replaced by Council of Beroerten
  • 05-23Tycho Brahe given Hveen Island to build Uraniborg Observatory
  • 07-02Muitende Spanish soldiers conquer Zierik Sea
  • 07-26Muitende Spanish troops conquer Aalst
  • 10-12Rudolf II succeeds Maximilian II as Archduke of Austria
  • 10-19Dutch provinces begin consultation about Spanish existence
  • 10-20Spanish troops occupies and plunder Maastricht
  • 11-04Spanish defeat Walloons and take Antwerp Belgium
  • 11-08Pacificatie of Gent: 17 Dutch provinces signs anti-Spanish covenant

People born in year of 1576

  • 01-12Peter Scriverius: Dutch lawyer / historian
  • 05-17Ferdinand van Apshoven [the Older]: Flemish painter
  • 10-25Thomas Weelkes: Composer
  • 10-30Enrico C Davila: Padua, Italy -- Writer (Storia delguerre civili Francia)
  • 12-03Marsilio Casentini: Composer

People died in year of 1576

  • 01-19Hans Sachs: Composer, dies at 81
  • 05-27Louis de Boisot: Dutch Admiral, drowns at about 44
  • 08-15Baliny Valentin Bakfark: Composer
  • 08-27Titian [Tiziano Vecelli]: Italian painter, dies of plague
  • 09-21Girolamo Cardano: Italian mathematician, dies at 74
  • 10-12Maximiliaan II: German King / Kaiser (1564-76)
  • 10-26Frederick II the Vrome: Ruler of Palts
  • 12-04Rheticus: Mathematician
  • 12-15Joachim Hopperus [Hoppers]: Frisian lawyer / politician, dies at 53

Events in year of 1577

  • 02-06King Henri de Bourbon of Navarra becomes leader of Huguenots
  • 02-12Spanish land guardian Don Juan of Habsburg signs "Eternal Edict"
  • 07-24Spanish army / German mercenaries conquer Namur
  • 07-24Treason of Don Juan in Brussels
  • 08-17Peace of Bergerac: Political rights for Huguenots
  • 10-25Pope Gregory XIII asks renewal of ecclesiastical hymns
  • 11-15Sir Francis Drake aboard Pelican travels from Chile to Washington
  • 11-23Water Geuzen under Captain Slope enter Amsterdam
  • 12-13Sir Francis Drake sets sail from England to go around world

People born in year of 1577

  • 02-08Robert Burton: Writer, Anglican clergyman (Anatomy of Melancholy)
  • 03-26Elisabeth of Nassau: Daughter of Willem I and Charlotte of Bourbon
  • 05-01Francois van Kinschot: Dutch treasurer
  • 05-28Floris II van Pallandt: Dutch Earl of Culemborg / politician
  • 06-02Giovanni Righi: Composer
  • 06-21Giovanni Del Turco: Composer
  • 06-28Peter Paul Rubens: Siegen -- Flemish Baroque painter (Circumcision)
  • 09-06Pietro Tacca: Italian sculptor / architect (Aanbidding of the Point)
  • 10-07Ferdinand [of Bayern]: Prince-Bishop of Liege / Archbishop
  • 10-17Cristofano Allori: Italian painter (Judith)
  • 11-10Jacob Cats [Father Cats]: Dutch grand pensionary / poet (Houwelyck)

People died in year of 1577

  • 02-26Erik XIV Wasa: King of Sweden (1560-69), dies at 43
  • 05-08Viglius ab Aytta Zuichemus: Lawyer / President (Raad van State)