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Date Event
Jan 22
Pope Sixtus V decrees "Immense aeterni" (Reformed curia) 
Apr 4
Christian IV succeeds Frederik II as king of Denmark 
May 9
Duke Henri de Guise's troops occupy Paris 
May 12
Catholic League under duke Henri de Guise occupies Paris 
May 13
King Henri III flees Paris 
May 28
Spanish Armada under the Duke of Medina-Sidonia departs Lisbon to invade England 
Jun 19
Spanish Armada heavily destroyed in storm at Coruna 
Jul 11
French King Henri III accept demands of Catholic League 
Jul 21
First engagement between the English fleet and the Spanish Armada off the Eddystone Rocks 
Jul 26
John Hawkins knighted 
Jul 29
The Battle of Gravelines - Spanish Armada damaged & scattered by the English fleet 
Jul 29
Duke Farneses troops ready for invasion of England 
Aug 12
Commander of the English fleet Lord Howard of Effingham calls off chase of the Spanish Armada off coast of Scotland 
Aug 12
Medemblik surrenders to Spanish army 
Oct 23
Remnants of Medina Sidonia's Spanish Armada returns to Santander 
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