1570 in history

1570 events chronologically

Jan 23 James Stewart, 1st Earl of Moray, regent for the infant King James VI of Scotland, is assassinated by firearm, the first recorded instance of such
Feb 25 Pope Pius V excommunicates Queen Elizabeth I of England
May 20 Cartographer Abraham Ortelius issues Theatrum Orbis Terrarum, the first modern atlas
Sep 10 Spanish Jesuit missionaries land in present-day Virginia to establish the short-lived Ajacán Mission
Nov 1 The All Saints' Flood devastates the Dutch coast

Born in 1570

Apr 13 Guy Fawkes a member of a group of provincial English Catholics who planned the failed Gunpowder Plot of 1605.
May 22 Johann II Duke of Saxe-Weimar a Duke of Saxe-Weimar and Jena.
Jun 18 Joan Pau Pujol a Catalan and Spanish composer and organist of the late Renaissance and early Baroque. While best known for his sacred music, he also wrote popular secular music
Aug 10 Philip Duke of Holstein-Gottorp the second son of Adolf, Duke of Holstein-Gottorp and his wife, Christine of Hesse.
Oct 4 Péter Pázmány S.J. was a Hungarian Jesuit who was a noted philosopher, theologian, cardinal, pulpit orator and statesman. He was an important figure in the Counter-Reformation in Royal Hungary
Nov 28 James Whitelocke an English judge and politician who sat in the House of Commons between 1610 and 1622.
Dec 29 Wilhelm Lamormaini a Jesuit theologian, and an influential figure as confessor of the Habsburg emperor Ferdinand II during the Thirty Years' War.

Top 7 most famous people died in 1570

Jan 8 Philibert de l'Orme also known as De l'Orme, de L'Orme, or Delorme.
Jan 23 James Stewart 1st Earl of Moray Regent of Scotland for his nephew, the infant King James VI of Scotland, from 1567 until his assassination in 1570. Until 1562 he was known as Lord James, and his title was Lord Abernethy
Mar 25 Johann Walter a Lutheran composer and poet during the Reformation period.
Oct 1 Frans Floris a Flemish painter, principally of history paintings. He was a leading figure in the movement in Dutch and Flemish Renaissance painting referred to as Romanism. The Romanists had typically travelled to Italy where they had studied the works of leading Italian High Renaissance painters such as Michelangelo, Raphael and their followers. Their art assimilated these Italian influences into the Northern painting tradition
Oct 18 Manuel da Nóbrega a Portuguese Jesuit priest and first Provincial of the Society of Jesus in colonial Brazil. Together with José de Anchieta, he was very influential in the early History of Brazil, and participated in the founding of several cities, such as Recife, Salvador, Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo, and many Jesuit Colleges and seminaries
Oct 20 João de Barros one of the first great Portuguese historians, most famous for his Décadas da Ásia , a history of the Portuguese in India, Asia, and southeast Africa.
Nov 27 Jacopo Sansovino an Italian sculptor and architect, known best for his works around the Piazza San Marco in Venice. Andrea Palladio, in the Preface to his Quattro Libri was of the opinion that Sansovino's Biblioteca Marciana was the best building erected since Antiquity. Giorgio Vasari uniquely printed his Vita of Sansovino separately