1577 in History
February 6 King Henri de Bourbon of Navarra becomes leader of Huguenots
February 12 Spanish land guardian Don Juan of Habsburg signs "Eternal Edict"
July 24 Spanish army/German mercenaries conquer Namur
July 24 Treason of Don Juan in Brussels
August 17 Peace of Bergerac: Political rights for Huguenots
October 25 Pope Gregory XIII asks renewal of ecclesiastical hymns
November 15 Sir Francis Drake aboard Pelican travels from Chile to Washington
November 23 Water Geuzen under Captain Slope enter Amsterdam
December 13 Sir Francis Drake sets sail from England to go around world
December 16 Danzig surrenders to troops of Polish king Istvan Bathory