1570 in History
January 2 Tsar Ivan the Terrible march to Novgorod begins
January 4 Spanish viceroy Alva banishes Zutphen City's only physician, Joost Sweiter, "because he is a Jew"
January 9 Tsar Ivan the terrible kills 1000-2000 residents of Novgorod
January 23 Earl of Moray, regent of Scotland, assassinated; civil war breaks out
February 25 Pius V excommunicates Elizabeth, absolves her subjects from allegiance
February 28 Anti-Portugese uprising on Ternate, Moluccas
March 4 King Philip II bans foreign Dutch students
April 14 Polish Calvinists/Lutherians/Hernhutters unify against Jesuits
April 24 Battles between Spanish troops and followers of sultan Suleiman
May 10 Czar Ivan IV becomes Protestant
May 20 Egidius Coppens publishes Abraham Ortelius' "Theatrum Orbis Terrarum"
May 22 1st atlas, with 70 maps, published
July 25 Battle at Arnay-le-Duc Bourgundy: Huguenots-French government army
August 8 Peace of Saint-Germain-and-Laye, more freedom for huguenots
August 16 King Janos Sigismund Zapolyai signs secret treaty with Maximilian II
November 1 Netherlands hit by flood disaster, 1,000s killed
December 9 Geuzen under Herman de Ruyter occupies Loevestein
December 13 Sweden/Denmark signs Peace of Stettin