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Events and People Who Made History in the Year 1580 AD

March

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

April 11: Drenthe joins Union of Utrecht

June

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

August 25: Battle of Alcantara, Spain defeats Portugal

September

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

November

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