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Date Event
Jan 16
Thomas Howard, 4th Duke of Norfolk is tried for treason for his part in the Ridolfi plot to restore Catholicism in England. 
Feb 5
Beggars assault Oisterwijk Neth, drive nuns out 
Mar 12
Luis Vaz de Camoes publishes "Os Lusíados" in Portugal 
Apr 1
Watergeuzen capture Brielle from the Spaniards, during the Eighty Years' War, gaining the first foothold on land for what would become the Dutch Republic. 
Apr 21
France & England sign anti-Spanish military covenant 
May 4
Veere sides with Geuzen 
May 15
Louis van Nassau & huguenots occupy Valenciennes 
Jun 9
Willem van Oranges army occupies Gelderland 
Jun 11
Spanish co-land guardian Duke of Medinaceli arrives in Lock 
Jun 19
Garrison under Adrian van Swieten occupy Oudewater 
Jun 21
Garrison under Adrian of Swieten conquers Gouda 
Jun 24
5 clergymen of Enkhuizen, hanged 
Jul 9
19 Catholic priests hanged in Gorcum 
Jul 18
Willem of Orange recognized as viceroy of Holland/Friesland/Utrecht 
Jul 19
Battle at Saint Ghislain: Spanish army beats The Genlis' mercenaries 
Jul 23
William of Orange's troops occupy Roermond on the Spanjaarden 
Aug 22
Failed assassination on Gaspard de Coligny, a French nobleman and admiral, a Huguenot leader in the French Wars of Religion 
Aug 24
St. Bartholomew's Day Massacre of Protestants by Roman Catholics begins in Paris and later spreads to the French provinces 
Oct 2
Spanish army occupies/plunders/destroys Mechelen 
Oct 5
Spanish army under Alva's son Don Frederik plunders Mechelen 
Oct 18
Spanish troops attack Maastricht 
Nov 6
Supernova is observed in constellation known as Cassiopeia 
Nov 11
Duke of Alva's son Don Fredrik begins siege of Haarlem 
Nov 16
Troops under Don Frederik (the Spanish General Fadrique Alvarez de Toledo) occupy and plunder Zutphen, Nmetherlands 
Dec 11
Spanish troops begin siege of Haarlem 
Dec 13
Spanish army beats Geuzen fleet (confederacy of Calvinist Dutch nobles) under admiral Lumey 
Dec 17
Spanish army begins fires in Haarlem Netherlands 
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