April 1566 in history

April 1566 events chronologically

Apr 5 Two-hundred Dutch noblemen, led by Hendrik van Brederode, force themselves into the presence of Margaret of Parma and present the Petition of Compromise, denouncing the Spanish Inquisition in the Netherlands. The Inquisition is suspended and a delegation is sent to Spain to petition Philip II

Born in April 1566

Apr 2 Magdalena de Pazzi an Italian Carmelite mystic and saint of the Roman Catholic Church.

Died in April 1566

Apr 4 Daniele da Volterra an Italian painter mannerist and sculptor.
Apr 16 Giulia Gonzaga an Italian noblewoman of the Renaissance.
Apr 25 Diane de Poitiers a French noblewoman and a prominent courtier at the courts of kings Francis I and his son, Henry II of France. She became notorious as the latter's favourite. It was in this capacity that she wielded much influence and power at the French Court, which continued until Henry was mortally wounded in a tournament accident, during which his lance wore her favour rather than his wife's
Apr 25 Louise Labé a female French poet of the Renaissance, born in Lyon, the daughter of a rich ropemaker, Pierre Charly, and his second wife, Etiennette Roybet. A recent book has argued that the poetry ascribed to her was a feminist creation of a number of French male poets of the Renaissance