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Date Event
Jan 7
Antonio "Michele" Ghislieri is elected Pope Pius V 
Feb 13
St Augustine, Florida founded 
Mar 9
David Rizzio, the private secretary to Mary I of Scotland, is murdered in the Palace of Holyroodhouse, Edinburgh, Scotland. 
Apr 5
200 Brussel nobles offer Margaretha of Parma a petition 
Aug 10
Iconoclasm begins 
Aug 20
Iconoclasm reaches Antwerp, Belgium 
Aug 23
Beeldenstorm reaches Amsterdam 
Aug 23
Land guardian Margaretha van Parma grants Calvinists rights 
Aug 25
Iconoclastic fury begins in Dutch province Utrecht 
Dec 1
Spanish king Philip II names Fernando Alvarez, duke of Alva 
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