Millennium:2nd millennium
  • 1564
  • 1565
  • 1566
  • 1567
  • 1568
  • 1569
  • 1570
1567 in various calendars
Gregorian calendar1567
Ab urbe condita2320
Armenian calendar1016
Assyrian calendar6317
Balinese saka calendar1488–1489
Bengali calendar974
Berber calendar2517
English Regnal yearEliz. 1 – 10 Eliz. 1
Buddhist calendar2111
Burmese calendar929
Byzantine calendar7075–7076
Chinese calendar丙寅(Fire Tiger)
4263 or 4203
    — to —
丁卯年 (Fire Rabbit)
4264 or 4204
Coptic calendar1283–1284
Discordian calendar2733
Ethiopian calendar1559–1560
Hebrew calendar5327–5328
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat1623–1624
 - Shaka Samvat1488–1489
 - Kali Yuga4667–4668
Holocene calendar11567
Igbo calendar567–568
Iranian calendar945–946
Islamic calendar974–975
Japanese calendarEiroku 10
Javanese calendar1486–1487
Julian calendar1567
Korean calendar3900
Minguo calendar345 before ROC
Nanakshahi calendar99
Thai solar calendar2109–2110
Tibetan calendar阳火虎年
(male Fire-Tiger)
1693 or 1312 or 540
    — to —
(female Fire-Rabbit)
1694 or 1313 or 541
November 10: Battle of Saint-Denis.

Year 1567 (MDLXVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar.



  • January – A Spanish force under the command of Captain Juan Pardo establishes Fort San Juan, in the Native American settlement of Joara. The fort is the first European settlement in present-day North Carolina.
  • January 20Battle of Rio de Janeiro: Portuguese forces under the command of Estácio de Sá definitively drive the French out of Rio de Janeiro.
  • January 23 – After 45 years' reign, the Jiajing Emperor dies in the Forbidden City of China.
  • February 4 – The Longqing Emperor ascends the throne of the Ming Dynasty.
  • February 10Henry Stuart, Lord Darnley, husband of Mary, Queen of Scots, is murdered at the Provost's House in Kirk o' Field, Edinburgh.[1]
  • March 13Battle of Oosterweel: A Spanish mercenary army surprises and kills a band of rebels near Antwerp in the Habsburg Netherlands, beginning the Eighty Years' War.
  • May 15 – Mary, Queen of Scots, marries James Hepburn, 4th Earl of Bothwell.[2]
  • May 24 – The infamous Sture Murders take place at Uppsala Castle in Sweden.
  • June 15Battle of Carberry Hill: Mary, Queen of Scots, is defeated by the Scottish nobles and imprisoned in Loch Leven Castle.


  • July 24 – Mary, Queen of Scots, is forced to abdicate, and replaced by her one-year-old son James VI.
  • July 25 – The city of Santiago de León de Caracas is founded by Diego de Losada.
  • July 29 – James VI is crowned at Stirling.
  • August 22 – The Duke of Alba is sent to the Netherlands with a strong Spanish force, to suppress unrest there. He replaces Margaret of Parma as Governor of the Netherlands. Prince William of Orange is outlawed, and Lamoral, Count of Egmont imprisoned.
  • September 9 – At a dinner, the Duke of Alba arrests Lamoral, Count of Egmont and Philip de Montmorency, Count of Horn for treason.
  • September 29 – The Second War of Religion begins in France, when Louis, Prince of Condé and Gaspard de Coligny fail in an attempt to capture King Charles IX and his mother at Meaux. The Huguenots do capture several cities (including Orléans), and march on Paris.
  • October 7Bible translations into Welsh: The New Testament is first published in Welsh, in William Salesbury's translation from the Greek.
  • November 10Battle of Saint-Denis: Anne de Montmorency, with 16,000 Royalists, falls on Condé's 3,500 Huguenots. The Huguenots surprisingly hold on for some hours before being driven off. Montmorency is mortally wounded.[3]

Date unknown


Jacob van Heemskerk
Infanta Catherine Michelle of Spain
  • January 1Fabio Colonna, Italian scientist (d. 1640)
  • January 4François d'Aguilon, Belgian Jesuit mathematician (d. 1617)
  • January 12Jan Szczęsny Herburt, Polish political writer (d. 1616)
  • January 25Archduchess Margaret of Austria (d. 1633)
  • January 27Anna Maria of Hesse-Kassel, Countess Consort of Nassau-Saarbrücke (d. 1626)
  • February 3Anna Maria of Brandenburg, Duchess Consort of Pomerania (d. 1618)
  • February 12Thomas Campion, English poet and composer (d. 1620)[6]
  • February 23Elisabeth of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel, Countess of Holstein-Schauenburg and Duchess Consort of Brunswick-Harburg (d. 1618)
  • February 24Jindřich Matyáš Thurn, Swedish general (d. 1640)
  • February 27William Alabaster, English poet (d. 1640)
  • March 13 (bapt.) – Jacob van Heemskerk, Dutch admiral and explorer (d. 1607)
  • March 17Akizuki Tanenaga, Japanese samurai and soldier (d. 1614)
  • April 10John Louis I, Count of Nassau-Wiesbaden-Idstein, Germany noble (d. 1596)
  • April 26Nicolas Formé, French composer (d. 1638)
  • May 2Sebald de Weert, Dutch captain, vice-admiral of the Dutch East India Company (d. 1603)
  • May 9John George I, Prince of Anhalt-Dessau (1603–1618) (d. 1618)
  • May 13Don Giovanni de' Medici, Italian military commander and diplomat (d. 1621)
  • May 15Claudio Monteverdi, Italian composer (d. 1643)
  • June 25Jacob Ulfeldt, Danish politician (d. 1630)
  • August 14Luigi Caponaro, Italian healer (d. 1622)
  • August 15Philip III, Margrave of Baden-Rodemachern (1588–1620) (d. 1620)
  • August 21Francis de Sales, Savoyard Bishop of Geneva and saint (d. 1622)
  • SeptemberEdward Sutton, 5th Baron Dudley, English landowner (d. 1643)
  • September 2György Thurzó, Palatine of Hungary (d. 1616)
  • September 5Date Masamune, Japanese daimyō (d. 1636)
  • September 24Martin Fréminet, French painter (d. 1619)
  • October 10Infanta Catherine Michelle of Spain (d. 1597)
  • November
    • Thomas Nashe, English poet (d. 1600)
    • Minye Kyawswa II of Ava, last crown prince of the Toungoo Empire (Burma) (d. 1599)
  • November 1Diego Sarmiento de Acuña, 1st Count of Gondomar, Spanish diplomat (d. 1626)
  • November 7Margherita Farnese, Benedictine nun (d. 1643)
  • November 14Maurice of Nassau, Prince of Orange (d. 1625)
  • November 16Anna of Saxony, German noblewoman (d. 1613)
  • November 21Anne de Xainctonge, French religious (d. 1621)
  • December 15Christoph Demantius, German composer (d. 1643)
  • December 18
    • Cornelius a Lapide, Jesuit exegete (d. 1637)
    • Tachibana Muneshige, Japanese samurai and soldier (d. 1643)
  • date unknown
    • Valens Acidalius, German critic and poet (d. 1595)
    • Isabel Barreto, Spanish admiral (d. 1612)
    • Pierre Biard, French settler and Jesuit missionary (d. 1622)
    • Adriaen Block, Dutch fur trader and navigator (d. 1624)
    • Jacques Clément, French assassin of Henry III of France (d. 1589)
    • Arima Harunobu, Japanese Christian daimyō (d. 1612)
    • John Parkinson, English herbalist and botanist (d. 1650)
    • Willem Schouten, Dutch navigator (d. 1625)
    • Torii Tadamasa, Japanese nobleman (d. 1628)
    • Sanada Yukimura, Japanese samurai and soldier (d. 1615)
    • Ban Naoyuki, Japanese samurai and soldier (d. 1615)


Emperor Jiajing


  1. ^ Weir, Alison (2008) [2003]. Mary, Queen of Scots and the Murder of Lord Darnley. London: Random House. p. 255. ISBN 978-0-09-952707-7.
  2. ^ William Simpson (2001). The Reign of Elizabeth. Heinemann. p. 64. ISBN 978-0-435-32735-4.
  3. ^ Jeremy Black (2002). European Warfare, 1494-1660. Psychology Press. p. 100. ISBN 978-0-415-27532-3.
  4. ^ Clark, Roger H.; Pause, Michael (2012). Precedents in architecture : analytic diagrams, formative ideas, and partis (4th ed.). Hoboken: Wiley. ISBN 9780470946749.
  5. ^ Bertrand, Romain (2011). L'Histoire à parts égales. Paris: Seuil. p. 66. ISBN 978-2-02-105017-2.
  6. ^ "Thomas Campion | English poet and musician". Encyclopedia Britannica. Retrieved April 20, 2021.

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Battle of St Denis, French Religious Wars, 10 November 1567 (1570).
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Jacob van Heemskerk