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Events and People Who Made History in the Year 1564 AD

February

February 21: Philip II routes cardinal Granvelle to Franche-Comte

March

March 13: Cardinal Granvelle flees Brussels

April

April 11: England and France sign Peace of Troyes
April 11: Liege prince-bishop Robert van Bergen resigns
April 26: William Shakespeare baptized

May

May 31: Battle on Gotland: Lubeck and Denmark beat Sweden

July

July 25: Maximilian II succeeds his father Ferdinand II as RC emperor

August

August 18: Spanish king Philip II joins Council of Trente

September

September 29: Robert Dudley becomes earl of Leicester

October

October 18: John Hawkins begins 2nd trip to America

December

December 31: Willem van Orange demands freedom of conscience/religion
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