1569 in history

1569 events chronologically

Jan 11 First recorded lottery in England
Jul 1 Union of Lublin: The Kingdom of Poland and the Grand Duchy of Lithuania confirm a real union; the united country is called the Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth or the Republic of Both Nations

Top 7 most famous people born in 1569

Mar 28 Ranuccio I Farnese Duke of Parma reigned as Duke of Parma, Piacenza and Castro from 1592. A firm believer in absolute monarchy, Ranuccio, in 1594, centralised the administration of Parma and Piacenza, thus rescinding the nobles' hitherto vast prerogative. He is best remembered for the "Great Justice" of 1612, which saw the executions of a large number of Piacentine nobles suspected of plotting against him. Because one of the conspirators, Gianfrancesco Sanvitale, falsely implicated several Italian princes, namely Vincenzo Gonzaga, Duke of Mantua and Cesare d'Este, Duke of Modena, in the plot, Vincenzo and Cesare's names appeared on the list of conspirators during formal court proceedings; as a result, Ranuccio's reputation among the rulers of Italy was irreparably damaged because it was evident that he gave credence to Gianfrancesco's obviously false confession. When, consequently, in the early 1620s, Ranuccio was looking for a bride for his younger legitimate son and heir, Odoardo, none of the Italian ruling families were forthcoming with princesses. He did, however, manage to engineer a match with Margherita de' Medici, daughter of Cosimo II of Tuscany
Apr 16 John Davies (poet) an English poet, lawyer, and politician who sat in the House of Commons at various times between 1597 and 1621. He became Attorney General for Ireland and formulated many of the legal principles that underpinned the British Empire
Jul 30 Karl I Prince of Liechtenstein the first Liechtenstein to become the Prince of Liechtenstein, thus he was the founder of the Princely Family of Liechtenstein.
Aug 30 Jahangir the fourth Mughal Emperor who ruled from 1605 until his death in 1627.
Oct 18 Giambattista Marino an Italian poet who was born in Naples. He is most famous for his long epic L'Adone
Nov 18 Antonio Marcello Barberini an Italian cardinal and the younger brother of Maffeo Barberini, later Pope Urban VIII. He is sometimes referred to as Antonio the Elder to distinguish him from his nephew Antonio Barberini
Nov 25 Friedrich Kettler Duke of Courland from 1587 to 1642.

Top 7 most famous people died in 1569

Jan 15 Catherine Carey chief Lady of the Bedchamber to Queen Elizabeth I, who was her first cousin.
Jan 20 Myles Coverdale a 16th-century Bible translator who produced the first complete printed translation of the Bible into English. He served as Bishop of Exeter from 1551 to 1553
Mar 13 Louis Prince of Condé (1530–1569) a prominent Huguenot leader and general, the founder of the House of Condé, a cadet branch of the House of Bourbon.
May 10 John of Ávila a Spanish priest, preacher, scholastic author, and religious mystic, who has been declared a saint and Doctor of the Church by the Catholic Church. He is called the "Apostle of Andalusia", for his extensive ministry in that region
Sep 1 Maria Temryukovna a Circassian Tsaritsa of the Tsardom of Russia and second wife to Ivan IV of Russia.
Sep 8 Mikołaj Rej a Polish poet and prose writer of the emerging Renaissance in Poland as it succeeded the Middle Ages, as well as a politician and musician. He was the first Polish author to write exclusively in the Polish language, and is considered , to be one of the founders of Polish literary language and literature
Sep 9 Pieter Bruegel the Elder a Flemish Renaissance painter and printmaker known for his landscapes and peasant scenes. He is sometimes referred to as the "Peasant Bruegel". From 1559, he dropped the "h" from his name and signed his paintings as Bruegel