1578 in History – What happened in year 1578

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

In history, year 1578 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 1578.

Top Historical Events of the Year 1578 ⚡:

Date/MonthEvent / Incidence / Incident
31 januaryEighty Years' War: Spain won a crushing victory in the Battle of Gembloux, hastening the disintegration of the unity of the rebel provinces and bringing an end to the Union of Brussels.


Famous birthdays in the year 1578:

Date/MonthName / Profession / Country
01 AprilWilliam Harvey / Physician / United Kingdom
02 DecemberAgostino Agazzari / Composer / Italy
18 March Adam Elsheimer / Painter / Germany
24 AugustJohn Taylor / Poet / United Kingdom
28 January Cornelius Haga / Diplomat / Netherlands
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