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Events and People Who Made History in the Year 1574 AD

January

January 29: Sea battle of Reimerswaal - Admiral Boisot beats Spanish fleet

February

February 9: Louis of Nassau ends siege of Maastricht
February 18: Zeeland falls to Dutch rebels
February 19: Spanish troops plunder Krommenie, Wormerveer and Jisp Netherlands
February 21: Spanish garrison of Middelburg Netherlands surrenders
February 23: France begins 5th holy war against Huguenots

April

April 14: Battle of Mookerhei-D'Avila beats Louis of Nassau

May

May 30: Henry III follows brother Charles IX as king of France
May 30: Sea battle at Lillo Belgium (Adolf Van Haemstede vs Louis de Boisot)

June

June 18: Polish King Hendrik of Anjou secretly leaves Poland

September

September 13: Turkish fleet recaptures Tunis

October

October 1: Storm breaks Leiden dike; drowns 20,000 Spanish soldiers
October 3: Fleet under Admiral Boisot seize Spanish
October 28: Prince Willem van Orange installs university
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