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Events in 1572

17 January: The thirty days of Ramadan in the Islamic year 979 begin at the first sighting of the lunar crescent.
21 January: John Donne, English poet, is born in London.
16 February: Muslims celebrate the Conclusion of the Fast on the first day of the month Shawwal.
1 April: The Watergeuzen capture Brielle from the Spanish occupation, the first foothold on land for the Dutch Republic.
6 April: The resurrection of Jesus Christ is celebrated on Easter Sunday following the first full moon following the spring equinox since the Council of Nicaea in 325.
8 April: Jews celebrate Pesach for the next seven or eight days.
24 April: Muslims celebrate the Festival of Sacrifice on the tenth day of the month Dhu al-Hijjah.
25 May: Seven weeks after Easter Christians celebrate Pentecost, possibly since 68 AD.
11 June: Ben Jonson, English dramatist, is born in Westminster, London around this date.
24 Augustus: Gaspard de Coligny, French Huguenot leader, aged 53, is murdered by Catholics in Paris, setting off the St. Bartholomew's Day massacre in which 20000 Huguenots lost their lives.
24 September: Túpac Amaru, the last indigenous Sapa Inca state in Peru, is executed by the Spaniards in Cuzco, aged 26 or 27.
27 September: Jews celebrate Yom Kippur since sunset last night.
11 November: While pondering his choice of career, Tycho Brahe oberves a supernova in the constellation Cassiopeia, described in his first book “De nova stella” the following year, overturning the Aristotelean view of eternally unchanging heavens.
11 December: In the Eighty Years' War the Spanish army put Haarlem under siege, leading the Dutch city to surrender on 13 July the following year.

People in 1572

Titian, Christophe Plantin, Urban VII, Alva, Andrea Palladio, Giorgio Vasari, Gerardus Mercator, Antoine Perrenot de Granvelle, Tintoretto, Takeda Shingen, Elizabeth I, William of Orange, Joseph Scaliger, Akbar the Great, Tycho Brahe, Johan van Oldenbarnevelt, Miguel de Cervantes, Walter Raleigh, Francis Bacon, Christopher Marlowe, William Shakespeare, Galileo Galilei, Maurice of Nassau, Johannes Kepler and Caravaggio celebrated their birthday this year.

Presenting 1572

The year 1572 was a leap year starting on a Tuesday, just like 1488, 1516 and 1544 in the century before it and 1608, 1636 and 1664 in the next.

The coloured days highlight birthscake, deathsdagger, politicalcrown, scientificpaperclip, artisticpaperclip and otherasterisk historical milestones, and recurring events such as anniversaries and holidaysanchor. The newnew moon, waxingwaxing moon, fullfull moon and waningwaning moon icons indicate the phases of the moon and appear only for dates in the Gregorian calendar, i.e. after 14 October 1582. The Chinese calendar is available only from 1645 to 2644, the first millenium since the last reform. The coloured columns mark the Sundays, the last day of the week per standard ISO-8601.

Calculating time

The normal calendar page for the current /year?2017 contains an introduction to the intriguing history of the year as we know it. The Calendar Converter has more detail. The so called Perpetual Calendar uses a trick from before the age of computers to find the weekday for any Gregorian date. Also see an overview of all historical events in the last six thousand years.

URL: < http://4umi.com/year?1572 >, created 23 January 2011, changed 13 September 2012, served 21 September 2017.
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