1568 in History – What happened in year 1568

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

In history, year 1568 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 1568.

Top Historical Events of the Year 1568 ⚡:

Date/MonthEvent / Incidence / Incident
23 mayThe Netherlands declared their independence from Spain. The Dutch Revolt was the successful revolt of the northern, largely Protestant Seven Provinces of the Low Countries against the rule of the Roman Catholic King Philip II of Spain, who had inherited the region (Seventeen Provinces) from the defunct Duchy of Burgundy. The southern Catholic provinces initially joined in the revolt, but later submitted to Spain.
23 septemberAnglo–Spanish War-At San Juan de Ulúa (in modern Veracruz,Mexico), Spanish naval forces forced English privateers to halt theirillegal trade.
20 OctoberThe Mughal emperor Akbar attacked Chittorgarh.


Famous birthdays in the year 1568:

Date/MonthName / Profession / Country
03 SeptemberAdriano Banchieri / Composer / Italy
05 SeptemberTommaso Campanella / Poet / Italy
09 March Aloysius Gonzaga / Saint / Italy
11 February Honoré d'Urfé / Author / France
17 MayAnna Vasa of Sweden / Princess / Sweden
29 MayVirginia de' Medici / Queen / Italy
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