|Centuries:||15th century - 16th century - 17th century|
|Decades:|| 1530s 1540s 1550s - 1560s - 1570s 1580s 1590s
|Years:||1565 1566 1567 - 1568 - 1569 1570 1571|
|1568 in topic:|
|Subjects: Archaeology – Architecture – Art –|
|Literature – Music – Poetry – Science|
|Leaders: State leaders – Colonial governors|
|Category: Establishments – Disestablishments|
|Births – Deaths – Marriages|
Events of 1568[edit | edit source]
- Russo-Ottoman War in Astrakhan
- March 23 - Peace of Longjumeau ends the Second War of Religion in France. Again Catherine de' Medici and Charles IX make substantial concessions to the Huguenots.
- May 2 - Mary Queen of Scots escapes from Loch Leven Castle.
- May 13 - Battle of Langside: the forces of Mary Queen of Scots are defeated by a confederacy of Scottish Protestants under James Stewart, her half-brother.
- May 16 - Mary Queen of Scots flees to England.
- May 19 - Queen Elizabeth I of England arrests Mary Queen of Scots.
- May 23 - Battle of Heiligerlee - Troops under Louis of Nassau, brother of William I of Orange, defeat a smaller loyalist force under the Duke of Arenberg in an attempt to invade the Northern Netherlands.
- July 21 - Battle of Jemmingen - The main Spanish army of the Duke of Alva utterly defeats Louis of Nassau's invading army in the Northeastern Netherlands.
- August 18 - Beginning of the Third War of Religion in France after an unsuccessful attempt by the Royalists to capture Condé and Coligny, the Huguenot leaders.
- September 29 - The Swedish king Eric XIV is dethroned and succeeded by his half-brother John III.
- October 5 - William of Orange invades the Southeastern Netherlands.
- October 20 - Battle of Jodoigne. Spanish forces under the Duke of Alva destroy Orange's rearguard. Orange abandons his offensive.
Undated[edit | edit source]
- The Azuchi-Momoyama period begins in Japan.
- The Eighty Years' War begins.
- Peace of Adrianople: The Ottomans agree to pay tribute to the Habsburgs.
- Akbar the Great of the Mughal Empire besieges and captures the massive Chittorgarh Fort in northern India.
Births[edit | edit source]
|Gregorian calendar||1568 |
|Ab urbe condita||2321|
|Armenian calendar||1017 |
|Bahá'í calendar||-276 – -275|
|Coptic calendar||1284 – 1285|
|Ethiopian calendar||1560 – 1561|
|Hebrew calendar||5328 – 5329|
|- Vikram Samvat||1623 – 1624|
|- Shaka Samvat||1490 – 1491|
|- Kali Yuga||4669 – 4670|
|Iranian calendar||946 – 947|
|Islamic calendar||975 – 976|
|- Imperial Year||Kōki 2228|
|Thai solar calendar||2111|
- February 11 - Honoré d'Urfé, French writer (d. 1625)
- March 9 - Aloysius Gonzaga, Italian Jesuit and saint (died 1591)
- April - Pope Urban VIII (died 1644)
- September 3 - Adriano Banchieri, Italian composer (died 1634)
- September 5 - Tommaso Campanella, Italian theologian and poet (d. 1639)
- date unknown
- Nikolaus Ager, French botanist (died 1634)
- John Welsh of Ayr, Scottish Presbyterian leader
- Barnabe Barnes, English poet (died 1609)
- Teodosio II (died 1630)
- Luisa Carvajal y Mendoza, Spanish religious leader (died 1614)
- Edward Chichester (died 1648)
- Marino Ghetaldi, Ragusan scientist (died 1626)
- Nakagawa Hidemasa, Japanese military leader (died 1592)
- Fernando de Alva Cortés Ixtlilxochitl, Mexican historian (d. 1648)
- Gervase Markham, English poet and writer (died 1637)
- Edward Somerset (died 1628)
- Henry Wotton, English author and diplomat (died 1639)
- Wei Zhongxian, Grand Secretary of China (died 1627)
- See also 1568 births.
Deaths[edit | edit source]
- January 15 - Catherine Carey, Chief Lady of the Bedchamber to Elizabeth I of England (born c1526)
- January 20 - Myles Coverdale, English Bible translator (born c1488)
- January 21 - Amato Lusitano, Portuguese physician (born 1511)
- January 26 - Lady Catherine Grey, Countess of Hertford (born 1539)
- March 20 - Duke Albert of Prussia (born 1490)
- May 23 - Jean de Ligne (born 1528)
- June 3 - Andrés de Urdaneta, Spanish Friar (born 1498)
- June 5
- July 7 - William Turner, British ornithologist and botanist (born 1508)
- July 24 - Don Carlos of Spain, son of Philip II of Spain (born 1545)
- August 23 - Thomas Wharton (born 1495)
- September 22 - Jöran Persson, Swedish politician (born c. 1530) (executed)
- October 3 - Elizabeth of Valois, Queen of Philip II of Spain (born 1545)
- October 14 - Jacques Arcadelt, Flemish composer (born 1504)
- October 28 - Ashikaga Yoshihide, Japanese shogun (born 1538)
- December 23 - Roger Ascham, tutor of Elizabeth I of England (born 1515)
- December 31 - Shimazu Tadayoshi, Japanese warlord (born 1493)
- date unknown
- Henry, Dutch reformer (born 1531)
- Henry Sutton Dudley, English soldier and sailor (born 1517)
- Gherman, archbishop of Kazan and later Metropolitan of Moscow
- Aben Humeya, last independent king of Granada (born 1520)
- Antoine Héroet, French poet
- Garcia de Orta, Portuguese Jewish physician (born 1501)
- Dirk Philips, early Anabaptist writer and theologian
- Yan Song, Chinese prime minister (born 1481)
- See also 1568 deaths.
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