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Events and People Who Made History in the Year 1577 AD

February

February 6: King Henri de Bourbon of Navarra becomes leader of Huguenots
February 12: Spanish land guardian Don Juan of Habsburg signs "Eternal Edict"

July

July 24: Spanish army/German mercenaries conquer Namur
July 24: Treason of Don Juan in Brussels

August

August 17: Peace of Bergerac: Political rights for Huguenots

October

October 25: Pope Gregory XIII asks renewal of ecclesiastical hymns

November

November 15: Sir Francis Drake aboard Pelican travels from Chile to Washington
November 23: Water Geuzen under Captain Slope enter Amsterdam

December

December 13: Sir Francis Drake sets sail from England to go around world
December 16: Danzig surrenders to troops of Polish king Istvan Bathory
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