1570


1570

Year 1570 was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar.

Events of 1570


* January 9 - Ivan the Terrible starts the Massacre of Novgorod.
* January 23 - The assassination of regent James Stewart, Earl of Moray throws Scotland into civil war.
* February 25 - Pope Pius V excommunicates Queen Elizabeth I of England with the bull "Regnans in Excelsis".
* May 20 - Abraham Ortelius issues the first modern atlas.
* August 8 - The Peace of Saint-Germain ends the Third War of Religion in France. Again, the Huguenots are promised religious freedom and political autonomy.

Undated

* The Kingdom of Livonia is established.
* The Andean population of Peru reaches 1.3 million.
* The Ottomans conquer Cyprus.

Births

* January 22 - Robert Bruce Cotton, English politician (d. 1631)
* April 13 - Guy Fawkes, English conspirator (d. 1606)
* June 13 - Paul Peuerl, German organist (d. 1625)
* October 4 - Péter Pázmány, Hungarian cardinal and statesman (d. 1637)
* November 28 - James Whitelocke, English judge (d. 1632)
*"date unknown"
**Diego Aduarte, Prior of Manila (d. 1637)
**Robert Ayton, Scottish poet (d. 1638)
**John Cooper, English composer and lutenist (d. 1626)
**John Farmer, English composer (d. 1601)
**Simon Grahame, English adventurer (d. 1614)
**Nakagawa Hidenari, Japanese daimyo (d. 1612)
**Hans Lippershey, Dutch lensmaker (d. 1619)
**Asprilio Pacelli, Italian Baroque composer (d. 1623)
**Girolamo Rainaldi, Italian architect (d. 1655)
**Salamone Rossi, Italian violinist and composer (d. 1630)
**John Smyth, English Baptist minister (d. 1612)
**Chief Powhatan, Algonquin chief (d. 1620)

Deaths

* January 8 - Philibert de l'Orme, French architect (b. 1510)
* January 19 - Paris Bordone, Venetian painter (b. 1495)
* January 23 - James Stewart, 1st Earl of Moray, regent of Scotland (assassinated) (b. c.1531)
* July 1 - Zofia Tarnowska, Polish noblewoman (b. 1534)
* July 3 - Aonio Paleario, Italian humanist and reformer (executed) (b. c. 1500)
* July 25 - Ivan Mikhailovich Viskovatyi, Russian diplomat
* October 1 - Frans Floris, Flemish painter (b. 1520)
* October 18 - Manoel da Nóbrega, Portuguese Jesuit in Brazil (b. 1517)
* October 20 - João de Barros, Portuguese historian (b. 1496)
*November - Jacques Grévin, French dramatist (b. 1539)
* November 27 - Jacopo Sansovino, Italian sculptor and architect (b. 1486)
*"date unknown"
**François Bonivard, Swiss patriot and historian (b. 1496)
**Yi Hwang, Korean Confucian scholar (b. 1501)
**Francesco Primaticcio, Italian painter, architect, and sculptor (b. 1504)
**Tomás de Santa María, Spanish music theorist


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