1576 in History
February 3 Henry of Navarre (future Henry IV) escapes from Paris
February 5 Henry of Navarre abjures Catholicism at Tours
April 27 Peace of Beaulieu and Paix de Monsieur
May 14 Dutch Council of State replaced by Council of Beroerten
May 23 Tycho Brahe given Hveen Island to build Uraniborg Observatory
May 29 Spanish army under Mondragon conquerors Zierik sea
July 2 Muitende Spanish soldiers conquer Zierik Sea
July 26 Muitende Spanish troops conquer Aalst
October 12 Rudolf II succeeds Maximilian II as arch duke of Austria
October 19 Dutch provinces begin consultation about Spanish existence
October 20 Spanish troops occupies and plunder Maastricht
November 4 Spanish defeat Walloons and take Antwerp Belgium
November 8 Pacificatie of Gent: 17 Dutch provinces signs anti-Spanish covenant