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Events and People Who Made History in the Year 1580 AD


March 15: Spanish king Philip II puts 25,000 gold coins on head of prince Willem of Orange
March 17: Prince Willem of Orange welcomed in Amsterdam


April 11: Drenthe joins Union of Utrecht


June 17: Battle at Hardenberg: Spanish troops beat rebels
June 18: States of Utrecht forbid catholic worship
June 25: Book of Concord, standards of Lutheran Church, 1st published
June 27: Duke van Alva's army occupies Portugal


August 25: Battle of Alcantara, Spain defeats Portugal


September 19: Treaty of Plessis-lez-Tours (Anjou/Dutch States-General)
September 26: Francis Drake with Spanish treasure returns to England


November 9: Spanish troops lands in Ireland
November 26: French Huguenots and Roman Catholics sign peace treaty
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