1564 in History
February 21 Philip II routes cardinal Granvelle to Franche-Comte
March 13 Cardinal Granvelle flees Brussels
April 11 England and France sign Peace of Troyes
April 11 Liege prince-bishop Robert van Bergen resigns
April 26 William Shakespeare baptized
May 31 Battle on Gotland: Lubeck and Denmark beat Sweden
July 25 Maximilian II succeeds his father Ferdinand II as RC emperor
August 18 Spanish king Philip II joins Council of Trente
September 29 Robert Dudley becomes earl of Leicester
October 18 John Hawkins begins 2nd trip to America
December 31 Willem van Orange demands freedom of conscience/religion