1572 in History – What happened in year 1572

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

In history, year 1572 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 1572.

Top Historical Events of the Year 1572 ⚡:

Date/MonthEvent / Incidence / Incident
01 aprilSpanish general and governor Fernando Álvarez de Toledo, 3rd Duke of Alba lost his glasses in the town of Brielle, enabling sea beggars to move in.
09 julyNineteen Catholic friars and clerics were hanged in Gorkumduring the 16th century religious wars in the Low Countries.
23 augustThe St. Bartholomew's Day massacre, a wave of Catholic mobviolence against the Huguenots, began, lasting for several months andresulting in an estimated tens of thousands deaths across France.
20 octoberEighty Years' War-Soldiers of the Spanish Tercios waded acrossthe river Scheldt at its mouth, walking overnight in water to chestheight, to relieve the siege of Goes in the Spanish Netherlands.

Famous birthdays in the year 1572:

Date/MonthName / Profession / Country
04 AprilWilliam Strachey / Author / United Kingdom
06 AugustFakhr-al-Din II / Prince / Turkey
11 JuneBen Jonson / Poet / United Kingdom
13 NovemberCyril Lucaris / Theologian / Greece
14 AprilAdam Tanner / Philosopher / Austria
27 DecemberJohannes Vodnianus Campanus / Poet / Czech Republic
27 OctoberMarie Elisabeth of France / Princess / France

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