1572 in History
February 5 Beggars assault Oisterwijk, Netherlands, drive nuns out
March 12 Luis Vaz de Camoes publishes "Os Lusiados" in Portugal
April 1 Bloys van Treslong conquers Brielle
April 21 France and England sign anti-Spanish military covenant
May 4 Veere sides with Geuzen
May 15 Louis van Nassau and huguenots occupy Valenciennes
June 9 Willem van Oranges army occupies Gelderland
June 11 Spanish co-land guardian duke of Medinaceli arrives in Lock
June 19 Garrison under Adrian van Swieten occupy Oudewater
June 21 Garrison under Adrian of Swieten conquers Gouda
June 24 5 clergymen of Enkhuizen, hanged
July 9 19 Catholic priests hanged in Gorcum
July 18 Willem van Orange recognized as viceroy of Holland/Friesland/Utrecht
July 19 Battle at Saint-Ghislain: Spanish army beats The Genlis' mercenaries
July 23 Willem van Oranges troops occupy Roermond on the Spanjaarden
August 18 King Navarra Henri de Bourbon marries Margaretha van Valois
August 22 Failed assassination on Admiral De Coligny
August 24 King Charles IX orders massacre of thousands of French Protestants
October 2 Spanish army occupies/plunders/destroys Mechelen
October 5 Spanish army under Alva's son Don Frederik plunders Mechelen
October 18 Spanish troops attack Maastricht
November 6 Supernova is observed in constellation known as Cassiopeia
November 11 Duke of Alva's son Don Fredrik begins siege for Haarlem
November 16 Don Frederiks troops occupy/plunder Zutphen
December 11 Spanish troops begin siege of Haarlem
December 13 Spanish army beats Geuzen fleet under Admiral Lumey
December 17 Spanish army begins fires in Haarlem Netherlands