1576 in History – What happened in year 1576

In history, year 1576 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 1576.

Know what happened in 1576:

Date/MonthEvent / Incidence / Incident
08 March A letter to King Philip II of Spain contained the first European mention of the Mayan ruins of Copán in modern Honduras.
25 JanuaryPortuguese explorer Paulo Dias de Novais founded the settlementof São Paulo da Assumpção de Loanda on the western coast of Africa,now known as Luanda.
01 MayStephen Báthory and Anna Jagiellon (both pictured) werecrowned as the elected rulers of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth.
08 AugustThe cornerstone of Danish astronomer Tycho Brahe's observatoryUraniborg was laid on the island of Hven.
08 MarchA letter to King Philip II of Spain contained the first European mention of the Mayan ruins of Copán in modern Honduras.
09 NovemberThe provinces of the Habsburg Netherlands signed thePacification of Ghent, to make peace with the rebelling provincesHolland and Zeeland, and also to form an alliance to drive the occupyingSpanish out of the country.
20 January León in Guanajuato, Mexico, was founded by order of ViceroyMartín Enríquez de Almanza of New Spain.
07 AugustThe cornerstone of Danish astronomer Tycho Brahe's observatoryUraniborg was laid on the island of Hven.
20 JanuaryLeón in Guanajuato, Mexico, was founded by order of ViceroyMartín Enríquez de Almanza of New Spain.
01 MayStephen Báthory and Anna Jagiellon were crowned as the electe rulers of the Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth.


List of famous birthdays in the year 1576:

Date/MonthName / Profession / Country
06 JuneGiovanni Diodati / Politician / Italy
07 OctoberJohn Marston / Poet / United Kingdom
12 OctoberThomas Dudley / Politician / United States of America
12 January Petrus Scriverius / Historian / Netherlands
27 MayCaspar Schoppe / Author / Germany
27 NovemberShimazu Tadatsune / Daimyo / Japan

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