1572 events in history

Jan 16 Thomas Howard, 4th Duke of Norfolk is tried for treason for his part in the Ridolfi plot to restore Catholicism in England
Feb 13 Elizabeth I of England issues a proclamation which revokes all commissions on account of the frauds which they had fostered
Apr 1 In the Eighty Years' War, the Watergeuzen capture Brielle from the Spaniards, gaining the first foothold on land for what would become the Dutch Republic
Jul 9 Nineteen Catholics suffer martyrdom for their beliefs in the Dutch town of Gorkum
Aug 18 Marriage in Paris, France, of the Huguenot King Henry III of Navarre to Margaret of Valois, in a supposed attempt to reconcile Protestants and Catholics
Aug 23 French Wars of Religion Mob violence against Huguenots in Paris results in the St. Bartholomew's Day massacre
Oct 20 Relief of Goes, Cristóbal de Mondragón with 3000 soldiers of the Spanish Tercios, release the siege of the city
Dec 23 Theologian Johann Sylvan executed in Heidelberg for his heretical Antitrinitarian beliefs