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Date Event
Mar 15
Spanish king Philip II puts 25,000 gold coins on head of prince Willem of Orange 
Mar 17
Prince Willem of Orange welcomed in Amsterdam 
Apr 11
Drenthe joins Union of Utrecht 
Jun 15
Phillip II of Spain declares William the Silent to be an outlaw. 
Jun 17
Battle at Hardenberg: Spanish troops beat rebels 
Jun 18
States of Utrecht forbid catholic worship 
Jun 25
Book of Concord, standards of Lutheran Church, 1st published 
Jun 27
Duke of Alva's army occupies Portugal 
Jul 12
Ostrog Bible, the first printed Bible in a Slavic language, is published. 
Aug 25
Battle of Alcantara, Spain defeats Portugal 
Sep 19
Treaty of Plessis-lez-Tours (Anjou/Dutch States-General) 
Sep 26
Frances Drake completes circumnavigation of the world, sailing into Plymouth aboard the Golden Hind 
Nov 9
Spanish troops lands in Ireland 
Nov 26
French Huguenots & Roman Catholics sign peace treaty 
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