What Happened In History Year 1570

Historical Events for the Year 1570

  • 23rd January » James Stewart, 1st Earl of Moray, regent for the infant King James VI of Scotland, is assassinated by firearm, the first recorded instance of such.
  • 25th February » Pope Pius V Excommunication e.g excommunicates Queen Elizabeth I of England.
  • 20th May » Cartography or Cartographer Abraham Ortelius issues 'Theatrum Orbis Terrarum', the first modern atlas.
  • 10th September » Spanish Society of Jesus known as Jesuit missionaries land in present-day Virginia to establish the short-lived Ajacán Mission.

Famous Birthdays in 1570

  • 22nd January » Sir Robert Cotton, 1st Baronet, of Connington, English politician, founded the Cotton library (d. 1631)
  • 13th April » Guy Fawkes, English soldier, planned the Gunpowder Plot (d. 1606)
  • 22nd May » John II, Duke of Saxe-Weimar (d. 1605)
  • 19th August » Salamone Rossi, Italian violinist and composer (d. 1630)
  • 4th October » Péter Pázmány, Hungarian cardinal (d. 1637)
  • 28th November » James Whitelocke, English judge and politician, Chief Justice of Chester (d. 1632)

Famous Deaths in History for 1570

  • 23rd January » James Stewart, 1st Earl of Moray, Scottish son of James V of Scotland (b. 1531)
  • 3rd July » Aonio Paleario, Italian academic and reformer (b. 1500)
  • 1st October » Frans Floris, Flemish painter (b. 1520)
  • 18th October » Manuel da Nóbrega, Portuguese-Brazilian priest and missionary (b. 1517)
  • 20th October » João de Barros, Portuguese historian (b. 1496)
  • 27th November » Jacopo Sansovino, Italian sculptor and architect (b. 1486)
  • 5th December » Johan Friis, Danish politician (b. 1494)

Historical events for the year 1570 by month