What Happened In History Year 1572

Historical Events for the Year 1572

  • 16th January » Thomas Howard, 4th Duke of Norfolk is tried for treason for his part in the Ridolfi plot to restore Catholicism in England.
  • 13th February » Elizabeth I of England issues a proclamation which revokes all commissions on account of the frauds which they had fostered.
  • 9th July » Martyrs of Gorkum named Nineteen Catholics suffer martyrdom for their beliefs in the Dutch town of Gorinchem called Gorkum.
  • 18th August » Marriage in Paris, France, of the Huguenot King Henry IV of France Henry III of Navarre to Margaret of Valois, in a supposed attempt to reconcile Protestantism Protestants and Catholic Church Catholics.
  • 20th October » Relief of Goes, Cristóbal de Mondragón with 3000 soldiers of the Spanish Tercios, release the siege of the city.
  • 23rd December » Theologian Johann Sylvan executed in Heidelberg for his heresy e.g heretical Nontrinitarianism known as Antitrinitarian beliefs.

Famous Birthdays in 1572

  • 27th February » Francis II, Duke of Lorraine (d. 1632)
  • 4th April » William Strachey, English author (d. 1621)
  • 14th April » Adam Tanner (mathematician) e.g Adam Tanner, Austrian mathematician (d. 1632)
  • 25th May » Maurice, Landgrave of Hesse-Kassel (d. 1632)
  • 13th November » Cyril Lucaris, Greek patriarch and theologian (d. 1638)
  • 27th December » Johannes Vodnianus Campanus, Czech poet, playwright, and composer (d. 1622)
  • 31st December » Emperor Go-Yōzei of Japan, (d. 1617)

Famous Deaths in History for 1572

  • 8th February » Cho Shik, Korean scholar and politician (b. 1501)
  • 23rd February » Pierre Certon, French composer (b. 1510)
  • 28th February » Aegidius Tschudi, Swiss historian (b. 1505)
  • 2nd March » Mem de Sá, Portuguese-Brazilian politician (b. 1500)
  • 27th March » Girolamo Maggi, Italian scholar, jurist, and poet (b. 1523)
  • 1st May » Pope Pius V (b. 1504)
  • 7th July » Sigismund II Augustus, Polish king (b. 1520)
  • 25th July » Isaac Luria, Ottoman rabbi and mystic (b. 1534)
  • 20th August » Miguel López de Legazpi, Spanish navigator and politician, 1st Governor-General of the Philippines (b. 1502)
  • 22nd August » Thomas Percy, 7th Earl of Northumberland, English leader of the Rising of the North (b. 1528)
  • 24th August » Gaspard II de Coligny, French admiral (b. 1519)
  • 24th August » Charles de Téligny, French soldier and diplomat (b. 1535)
  • 26th August » Petrus Ramus, French philosopher and logician (b. 1515)
  • 30th September » Francis Borgia, 4th Duke of Gandía, Spanish priest and saint, 3rd Superior General of the Society of Jesus (b. 1510)
  • 11th October » Sulaiman Khan Karrani, Indian sultan
  • 24th October » Edward Stanley, 3rd Earl of Derby, English admiral and politician, Lord Lieutenant of Lancashire (b. 1508)
  • 23rd November » Bronzino, Italian painter and poet (b. 1503)
  • 24th November » John Knox, Scottish pastor and theologian (b. 1510)
  • 30th December » Galeazzo Alessi, Italian architect, designed the Basilica of Santa Maria degli Angeli (b. 1512)

Historical events for the year 1572 by month