1573 in history

1573 events chronologically

Jan 25 Battle of Mikatagahara: In Japan, Takeda Shingen defeats Tokugawa Ieyasu
Jan 28 Articles of the Warsaw Confederation are signed, sanctioning freedom of religion in Poland
May 26 The Battle of Haarlemmermeer, a naval engagement in the Dutch War of Independence
Jun 26 French Wars of Religion: Siege of La Rochelle ends
Jul 6 Córdoba, Argentina, is founded by Jerónimo Luis de Cabrera
Jul 13 Eighty Years' War: The Siege of Haarlem ends after seven months
Oct 8 End of the Spanish siege of Alkmaar, the first Dutch victory in Eighty Years' War

Top 7 most famous people born in 1573

Jan 20 Simon Marius a German astronomer. He was born in Gunzenhausen, near Nuremberg, but he spent most of his life in the city of Ansbach
Apr 17 Maximilian I Elector of Bavaria a Wittelsbach ruler of Bavaria and a prince-elector of the Holy Roman Empire. His reign was marked by the Thirty Years' War
Apr 26 Marie de' Medici Queen of France as the second wife of King Henry IV of France, of the House of Bourbon. She herself was a member of the wealthy and powerful House of Medici. Following the assassination of her husband in 1610, which occurred the day after her coronation, she acted as regent for her son, King Louis XIII of France, until he came of age. She was noted for her ceaseless political intrigues at the French court and extensive artistic patronage
Jul 15 Inigo Jones the first significant British architect of the early modern period, and the first to employ Vitruvian rules of proportion and symmetry in his buildings. He left his mark on London by single buildings, such as the Banqueting House, Whitehall, and in area design for Covent Garden square which became a model for future developments in the West End. He made major contributions to stage design by his work as theatrical designer for several dozen masques, most by royal command and many in collaboration with Ben Jonson
Jul 25 Christoph Scheiner a Jesuit priest, physicist and astronomer in Ingolstadt.
Oct 6 Henry Wriothesley 3rd Earl of Southampton the only son of Henry Wriothesley, 2nd Earl of Southampton, and Mary Browne, daughter of Anthony Browne, 1st Viscount Montagu. Shakespeare's two narrative poems, Venus and Adonis and The Rape of Lucrece, were dedicated to Southampton, who is generally identified as the Fair Youth of Shakespeare's Sonnets
Oct 7 William Laud an English churchman and academic, Archbishop of Canterbury from 1633, during the personal rule of Charles Arrested in 1640, he was executed in 1645.

Top 7 most famous people died in 1573

Mar 13 Michel de l'Hôpital a French statesman.
May 13 Takeda Shingen a pre-eminent daimyo in feudal Japan with exceptional military prestige in the late stage of the Sengoku period.
Jun 15 Antun Vrančić a Croatian prelate, writer, diplomat and Archbishop of Esztergom of the 16th century. Antun Vrančić was from Dalmatian town of Šibenik , then part of the Republic of Venice. Vrančić is also known under his Latinized name Antonius Verantius, while Hungarian documents since the 19th century refer to him as Verancsics Antal
Jul 7 Giacomo Barozzi da Vignola one of the great Italian architects of 16th century Mannerism. His two great masterpieces are the Villa Farnese at Caprarola and the Jesuits' Church of the Gesù in Rome. The three architects who spread the Italian Renaissance style throughout Western Europe are Vignola, Serlio and Palladio
Jul 29 John Caius an English physician, and second founder of the present Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge.
Sep 7 Joanna of Austria Princess of Portugal the mother of Sebastian of Portugal, and later regent of Spain for her brother, Philip II of Spain.
Oct 27 Laurentius Petri a Swedish clergyman and the first Evangelical Lutheran Archbishop of Sweden. He and his brother Olaus Petri are, together with the King Gustav Vasa, regarded as the main Protestant reformers of Sweden. They are commemorated by the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America on April 19