What Happened In History Year 1566

Historical Events for the Year 1566

  • 9th March » David Rizzio, private secretary to Mary, Queen of Scots, is murdered in the Palace of Holyroodhouse, Edinburgh, Scotland.
  • 5th April » Two-hundred Habsburg Netherlands Dutch noblemen, led by Hendrik van Brederode, force themselves into the presence of Margaret of Parma and present the Compromise of Nobles Petition of Compromise, denouncing the Spanish Inquisition in the Netherlands. The

Famous Birthdays in 1566

  • 8th March » Carlo Gesualdo, Italian composer (d. 1613)
  • 26th May » Mehmed III, Ottoman sultan (d. 1603)
  • 19th June » James VI and I of England (d. 1625)
  • 20th June » Sigismund III Vasa, Polish king (d. 1632)
  • 12th August » Isabella Clara Eugenia Spanish wife of Albert VII, Archduke of Austria (d. 1633)
  • 1st September » Edward Alleyn, English actor, founded Dulwich College (d. 1626)
  • 13th October » Richard Boyle, 1st Earl of Cork, Irish politician, Lord High Treasurer of Ireland (d. 1643)
  • 10th November » Robert Devereux, 2nd Earl of Essex, English general and politician, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland (d. 1601)
  • 11th December » Manuel Cardoso, Portuguese organist and composer (d. 1650)

Famous Deaths in History for 1566

  • 7th January » Louis de Blois, Flemish monk (b. 1506)
  • 9th March » David Rizzio, Italian secretary (b. 1533)
  • 26th March » Antonio de Cabezón, Spanish organist and composer (b. 1510)
  • 28th March » Sigismund von Herberstein, Austrian historian and diplomat (b. 1486)
  • 25th April » Diane de Poitiers, French mistress of Henry II of France (b. 1499)
  • 25th April » Louise Labé, French poet (b. 1520s)
  • 4th May » Luca Ghini, Italian physician and botanist (b. 1490)
  • 10th May » Leonhart Fuchs, German physician and botanist (b. 1501)
  • 2nd July » Nostradamus, French astrologer and author (b. 1503)
  • 18th July » Bartolomé de las Casas, Spanish bishop (b. 1484)
  • 7th September » Nikola Šubić Zrinski, Croatian general (b. 1506)
  • 22nd September » Johannes Agricola, German theologian and academic (b. 1494)
  • 21st November » Annibale Caro, Italian poet and author (b. 1507)

Historical events for the year 1566 by month