1574 in History
January 29 Sea battle of Reimerswaal - Admiral Boisot beats Spanish fleet
February 9 Louis of Nassau ends siege of Maastricht
February 18 Zeeland falls to Dutch rebels
February 19 Spanish troops plunder Krommenie, Wormerveer and Jisp Netherlands
February 21 Spanish garrison of Middelburg Netherlands surrenders
February 23 France begins 5th holy war against Huguenots
April 14 Battle of Mookerhei-D'Avila beats Louis of Nassau
May 30 Henry III follows brother Charles IX as king of France
May 30 Sea battle at Lillo Belgium (Adolf Van Haemstede vs Louis de Boisot)
June 18 Polish King Hendrik of Anjou secretly leaves Poland
September 13 Turkish fleet recaptures Tunis
October 1 Storm breaks Leiden dike; drowns 20,000 Spanish soldiers
October 3 Fleet under Admiral Boisot seize Spanish
October 28 Prince Willem van Orange installs university