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Events and People Who Made History in the Year 1569 AD

January

January 11: 1st recorded lottery in England is drawn in St. Paul's Cathedral

February

February 7: King Philip II forms inquistion in South America

March

March 13: Battle of Jarnac, Count of Anjou defeats Huguenots
March 20: Duke van Alva leads "tenth penning" in Ponts the Ce

July

July 1: Latvia Parliament accept Union of Lublin, incorporate into Poland

August

August 27: Pope Pius names Cosimo I de' Medici, grand duke of Toscane

October

October 1: Duke of Norfolk arrested
October 3: Battle of Montcontour: Duke of Anjou beats Huguenots

November

November 9: Catholic uprising under Northumberland and Westmoreland
November 28: Duke of Alva forces bishop Nicolaas van Nieuwland of Haarlem to resign

December

December 15: Westmoreland flees to Scotland
December 23: St. Philip of Moscow martyred by Ivan the Terrible
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