1567 in history

1567 events chronologically

Jan 20 Battle of Rio de Janeiro: Portuguese forces under the command of Estácio de Sá definitively drive the French out of Rio de Janeiro
Feb 10 Lord Darnley, second husband of Mary, Queen of Scots, is found strangled following an explosion at the Kirk o' Field house in Edinburgh, Scotland, a suspected assassination
May 15 Mary, Queen of Scots marries James Hepburn, 4th Earl of Bothwell, her third husband
Jul 24 Mary, Queen of Scots, is forced to abdicate and replaced by her 1-year-old son James VI
Jul 25 Don Diego de Losada founds the city of Santiago de Leon de Caracas, modern-day Caracas, the capital city of Venezuela
Jul 29 James VI is crowned King of Scotland at Stirling
Sep 29 At a dinner, the Duke of Alba arrests the Count of Egmont and the Count of Hoorn for treason

Top 7 most famous people born in 1567

Feb 12 Thomas Campion an English composer, poet, and physician. He wrote over a hundred lute songs, masques for dancing, and an authoritative technical treatise on music
Feb 28 Eleanor de' Medici a daughter of Francesco I de' Medici and Joanna of Austria, daughter of Ferdinand I, Holy Roman Emperor, and Anna of Bohemia and Hungary. She was a family member of the famous House of Medici and the sister of Marie de' Medici the Queen of France. By marriage she was Duchess consort of Mantua
May 15 Claudio Monteverdi an Italian composer, gambist, singer and Roman Catholic priest.
Aug 21 Francis de Sales C.O., O.M., O.F.M. Cap. was a Bishop of Geneva and is honored as a saint in the Roman Catholic Church. He became noted for his deep faith and his gentle approach to the religious divisions in his land resulting from the Protestant Reformation. He is known also for his writings on the topic of spiritual direction and spiritual formation, particularly the Introduction to the Devout Life and the Treatise on the Love of God
Sep 5 Date Masamune a regional strongman of Japan's Azuchi-Momoyama period through early Edo period. Heir to a long line of powerful daimyo in the Tōhoku region, he went on to found the modern-day city of Sendai. An outstanding tactician, he was made all the more iconic for his missing eye, and Date was often called dokuganryū , or the "one-eyed dragon"
Oct 10 Infanta Catherine Michelle of Spain a Duchess consort of Savoy by marriage to Charles Emmanuel I, Duke of Savoy: she also served as Regent of Savoy several times during the absence of her spouse. She was the youngest surviving daughter of Philip II of Spain and Elisabeth of Valois; she was also the sister of Isabella Clara Eugenia, Governor of the Habsburg Netherlands
Nov 14 Maurice Prince of Orange sovereign Prince of Orange from 1618, on the death of his eldest half brother, Philip William, Prince of Orange. Maurice was stadtholder of the United Provinces of the Netherlands from earliest 1585 until his death in 1625

Top 7 most famous people died in 1567

Jan 23 Jiajing Emperor the 11th Ming dynasty Emperor of China who ruled from 1521 to 1567. Born Zhu Houcong, he was the former Zhengde Emperor's cousin. His father, Zhu Youyuan , the Prince of Xing, was the fourth son of the Cheng-hua emperor and the eldest son of three sons born to the emperor's concubine, Lady Shao
Feb 10 Henry Stuart Lord Darnley king consort of Scotland from 1565 until his murder at Kirk o' Field in 1567. Many contemporary narratives describing his life and death refer to him as Lord Darnley, his title as heir apparent to the Earldom of Lennox, and it is by this appellation that he is now generally known
Mar 31 Philip I Landgrave of Hesse a leading champion of the Protestant Reformation and one of the most important of the early Protestant rulers in Germany.
Apr 19 Michael Stifel a German monk and mathematician. He was an Augustinian who became an early supporter of Martin Luther. He was later appointed professor of mathematics at Jena University
May 2 Marin Držić considered the finest Croatian Renaissance playwright and prose writer.
Jun 12 Richard Rich 1st Baron Rich Lord Chancellor during the reign of King Edward VI of England from 1547 until January 1552. The founder of Felsted School with its associated alms houses in Essex in 1564, he was also a persecutor and torturer of Protestants
Nov 12 Anne de Montmorency a French soldier, statesman and diplomat. He became Marshal of France and Constable of France