1576 in History – What happened in year 1576

✅ Published on March 24th, 2009 in 16th Century in History

In history, year 1576 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 1576.

Top Historical Events of the Year 1576 ⚡:

Date/MonthEvent / Incidence / Incident
20 januaryLeón in Guanajuato, Mexico, was founded by order of ViceroyMartín Enríquez de Almanza of New Spain.
25 januaryPortuguese explorer Paulo Dias de Novais founded the settlement of São Paulo da Assumpção de Loanda on the western coast of Africa,now known as Luanda.
08 marchA letter to King Philip II of Spain contained the first European mention of the Mayan ruins of Copán in modern Honduras.
01 mayStephen Báthory and Anna Jagiellon were crowned as the electe rulers of the Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth.
07 augustThe cornerstone of Danish astronomer Tycho Brahe's observatory Uraniborg was laid on the island of Hven.
09 novemberThe provinces of the Habsburg Netherlands signed thePacification of Ghent, to make peace with the rebelling provincesHolland and Zeeland, and also to form an alliance to drive the occupyingSpanish out of the country.
09 MayThe battle of Haldi valley started between Maharana Pratap and Akbar.
18 JuneThe battle of Haldighati started between Maharana Pratap and the Mughal ruler Akbar.


Famous birthdays in the year 1576:

Date/MonthName / Profession / Country
06 JuneGiovanni Diodati / Politician / Italy
07 OctoberJohn Marston / Poet / United Kingdom
12 January Petrus Scriverius / Historian / Netherlands
12 OctoberThomas Dudley / Politician / United States of America
27 MayCaspar Schoppe / Author / Germany
27 NovemberShimazu Tadatsune / Daimyo / Japan
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