1570 in History – What happened in year 1570

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

In history, year 1570 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 1570.

Top Historical Events of the Year 1570 ⚡:

Date/MonthEvent / Incidence / Incident
23 januaryJames Hamilton shot and killed James Stewart, 1st Earl of Moray, in the first recorded assassination using a firearm.
25 februaryPope Pius V issued the papal bull Regnans in Excelsis to excommunicate Queen Elizabeth I and her followers in the Church of England.
10 septemberA party of ten Jesuit missionaries landed on the VirginiaPeninsula to establish the short-lived Ajacán Mission.
22 MayThe first atlas, titled Theatrum Arbis Terram, was published, with a total of 70 maps.


Famous birthdays in the year 1570:

Date/MonthName / Profession / Country
04 OctoberPéter Pázmány / Philosopher / Hungary
13 AprilGuy Fawkes / Soldier / United Kingdom
19 AugustSalamone Rossi / Violinist / Italy
20 NovemberGiovanni Battista Agucchi / Writer / Italy
22 AugustFranz von Dietrichstein / Bishop / Roman Republic
22 January Sir Robert Cotton / Politician / United Kingdom
28 NovemberJames Whitelocke / Politician / United Kingdom
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