1571 in History – What happened in year 1571

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

In history, year 1571 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 1571.

Top Historical Events of the Year 1571 ⚡:

Date/MonthEvent / Incidence / Incident
24 juneMiguel Lopes de Legazpi founded Manila, the capital of the Republic of the Philippines. Miguel López de Legazpi, also known as El Adelantado and El Viejo, was a Basque Spanish navigator and governor who established the first Spanish settlement in the East Indies when his expedition crossed the Pacific Ocean from the Viceroyalty of New Spain in modern-day Mexico, and founded Cebu on the Philippine Islands in 1565.
24 juneSpanish conquistador Miguel López de Legazpi established acouncil to govern the city of Manila, nowthe capital of the Philippines.
27 juneElizabeth I of England issued a royal charter establishingJesus College, the first Protestant college at the University of Oxford.
07 septemberThomas Howard, 4th Duke of Norfolk, was arrested for hisinvolvement in a plot to overthrow Queen Elizabeth I and replace herwith Mary, Queen of Scots.
07 octoberA Western Christian coalition inflicted a significant defeat upon the Ottoman Navy near the Gulf of Corinth in the Battle of Lepan to,the first major Ottoman loss to European powers.
19 MayMiguel López de Jagazpi founded Manila, the capital of the Philippines.
21 NovemberThe ruler of Delhi, Alexander Lodi, died.
27 DecemberGerman mathematician and astronomer Yuhan Kepler was born. His three laws related to astronomy are known as the Kepler law.


Famous birthdays in the year 1571:

Date/MonthName / Profession / Country
07 AugustThomas Lupo / Composer / United Kingdom
09 DecemberMetius / Astronomer / Netherlands
09 January Charles Bonaventure de Longueval / Commander / France
11 MayNiwa Nagashige / Daimyo / Japan
15 February Michael Praetorius / Composer / Germany
18 NovemberHippolytus Guarinonius / Physician / Italy
27 DecemberJohannes Kepler / Astronomer / Germany
29 SeptemberCaravaggio / Painter / Italy
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