1566 in History – What happened in year 1566

✅ Published on March 23rd, 2009 in 16th Century in History

In history, year 1566 has its own importance and known for many memorable events like famous birthdays, inventions, natural disaster, treaties, change of rulers, special days etc. Find below a list of important historical events which happened during the year 1566.

Top Historical Events of the Year 1566 ⚡:

Date/MonthEvent / Incidence / Incident
05 aprilA covenant of nobles in the Habsburg Netherlands presented Governor Margaret of Parma a petition to suspend the Spanish Inquisition in the Netherlands.


Famous birthdays in the year 1566:

Date/MonthName / Profession / Country
01 SeptemberEdward Alleyn / Actor / United Kingdom
08 March Carlo Gesualdo / Composer / Italy
11 DecemberManuel Cardoso / Composer / Portugal
13 OctoberRichard Boyle / Politician / Ireland
20 JuneSigismund III Vasa / King / Poland
25 NovemberJohn Heminges / Actor / United Kingdom
26 MayMehmed III / Sultan / Turkey
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