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1578Queen Elizabeth I gives Johan Casimir £20,000 to aid Dutch rebellion

1578Tycho Brahe 1st sketches "Tychonic system" of solar system

1578 Historical Events
Date Event
Jan 31
Battle of Gembloers (Gembloux); Dutch and English forces overcame the Spanish 
Feb 13
Tycho Brahe 1st sketches "Tychonic system" of solar system 
Mar 10
Queen Elizabeth I gives Johan Casimir £20,000 to aid Dutch rebellion 
Apr 27
Duel of the Mignons claims the lives of two favorites of Henry III of France and two favorites of Henry I, Duke of Guise. 
May 31
Martin Frobisher sails from Harwich, England to Frobisher Bay, Canada, eventually to mine fool's gold, used to pave streets in London. 
Jun 11
England grants Sir Humphrey Gilbert a patent to explore & colonize North America 
Jul 2
Martin Frobisher sights Baffin Island. 
Aug 2
Battle of Rijmenam 
Aug 4
Battle of Alcazarquivir, Moroccans defeat Portuguese, 10,000 killed 
Aug 13
Duke Frans of Anjou recognized as protector of Netherlands 
Oct 10
Count Johan Casimir occupies Ghent with 500 horsemen 
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