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Events and People Who Made History in the Year 1576 AD


February 3: Henry of Navarre (future Henry IV) escapes from Paris
February 5: Henry of Navarre abjures Catholicism at Tours


April 27: Peace of Beaulieu and Paix de Monsieur


May 14: Dutch Council of State replaced by Council of Beroerten
May 23: Tycho Brahe given Hveen Island to build Uraniborg Observatory
May 29: Spanish army under Mondragon conquerors Zierik sea


July 2: Muitende Spanish soldiers conquer Zierik Sea
July 26: Muitende Spanish troops conquer Aalst


October 12: Rudolf II succeeds Maximilian II as arch duke of Austria
October 19: Dutch provinces begin consultation about Spanish existence
October 20: Spanish troops occupies and plunder Maastricht


November 4: Spanish defeat Walloons and take Antwerp Belgium
November 8: Pacificatie of Gent: 17 Dutch provinces signs anti-Spanish covenant
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