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Events and People Who Made History in the Year 1573 AD

January

January 1: Geuzen sets fire to Woudrichem

February

February 11: 1st European, Francis Drake sees the Pacific (from Panama)

March

March 7: Turkey and Venice signs peace treaty

May

May 9: Polish Parliament selects duke of Anjou as king

July

July 6: Pacificatie of Boulogne: new peace treaty with huguenots
July 13: Haarlem surrenders after 7 months to Spanish army
July 16: Alva demands submission of Zealand/Holland

August

August 7: Francis Drakes fleet returns to Plymouth

September

September 18: Spanish attack Alkmaar

October

October 9: Don Frederik disbands siege of Alkmaar
October 11: Battle of South Seas - Dutch rebels beat Spanish navy

November

November 29: Don Luis de Requesensy Zuniga succeeds duke of Alva as land guardian of Netherlands
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