1573 in History
January 1 Geuzen sets fire to Woudrichem
February 11 1st European, Francis Drake sees the Pacific (from Panama)
March 7 Turkey and Venice signs peace treaty
May 9 Polish Parliament selects duke of Anjou as king
July 6 Pacificatie of Boulogne: new peace treaty with huguenots
July 13 Haarlem surrenders after 7 months to Spanish army
July 16 Alva demands submission of Zealand/Holland
August 7 Francis Drakes fleet returns to Plymouth
September 18 Spanish attack Alkmaar
October 9 Don Frederik disbands siege of Alkmaar
October 11 Battle of South Seas - Dutch rebels beat Spanish navy
November 29 Don Luis de Requesensy Zuniga succeeds duke of Alva as land guardian of Netherlands