What Happened In History Year 1576

Historical Events for the Year 1576

  • 20th January » The Mexico e.g Mexican city of León, Guanajuato called León is founded by order of the viceroy Don Martín Enríquez de Almanza.
  • 5th February » Henry IV of France known as Henry of Navarre :wikt:abjure known as abjures Catholicism at Tours and rejoins the Protestant forces in the French Wars of Religion.
  • 8th March » Spanish explorer Diego García de Palacio first sights the ruins of the ancient Maya civilization e.g Mayan city of Copán.
  • 1st May » Stephen Báthory, the reigning Prince of Transylvania, marries Anna Jagiellon and they become co-rulers of the Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth.
  • 11th July » Martin Frobisher sights Greenland.

Famous Birthdays in 1576

  • 12th January » Petrus Scriverius, Dutch scholar (d. 1660)
  • 31st March » Countess Louise Juliana of Nassau (d. 1644)
  • 27th May » Caspar Schoppe, German scholar (d. 1649)
  • 6th June » Giovanni Diodati, Swiss-Italian minister, theologian, and academic (d. 1649)
  • 7th October » John Marston (poet) named John Marston, English poet and playwright (d. 1634)
  • 12th October » Thomas Dudley, English-American politician, 3rd List of colonial governors of Massachusetts known as Governor of the Massachusetts Bay Colony (d. 1653)
  • 17th November » Roque González de Santa Cruz, Paraguayan missionary and saint (d. 1628)
  • 27th November » Shimazu Tadatsune, Japanese daimyo (d. 1638)

Famous Deaths in History for 1576

  • 19th January » Hans Sachs, German poet and playwright (b. 1494)
  • 10th February » Wilhelm Xylander, German scholar (b. 1532)
  • 30th May » Harada Naomasa, Japanese samurai
  • 21st September » Gerolamo Cardano, Italian mathematician, physician, and astrologer (b. 1501)
  • 12th October » Maximilian II, Holy Roman Emperor (b. 1527)
  • 4th December » Georg Joachim Rheticus, Austrian-Slovak mathematician and cartographer (b. 1514)

Historical events for the year 1576 by month