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Events and People Who Made History in the Year 1566 AD

January

January 7: Antonio "Michele" Ghislieri is elected Pope Pius V
January 7: Michaele Ghislieri is elected Pope Pius V

February

February 13: St. Augustine, Florida founded

April

April 5: 200 Brussel nobles offer Margaretha of Parma a petition

August

August 20: Iconoclasm reaches Antwerp Belgium
August 23: Beeldenstorm reaches Amsterdam
August 23: Land guardian Margaretha van Parma grants Calvinists rights
August 25: Iconoclastic fury begins in Dutch province Utrecht

December

December 1: Spanish king Philip II names Fernando Alvarez, duke of Alva
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