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Heads of State · Nekrolog

Title page of the book of status
The stand book by Jost Amman and Hans Sachs appears.
Alvaro de Mendaña de Neyra
Alvaro de Mendaña de Neyra discovers the wake atoll and lands on the Solomon Islands .
Battle of Heiligerlee
The Eighty Years War begins with the Battle of Heiligerlee .
1568 in other calendars
Armenian calendar 1016/17 (turn of the year July)
Ethiopian calendar 1560/61
Buddhist calendar 2111/12 (southern Buddhism); 2110/11 (alternative calculation according to Buddha's Parinirvana )
Chinese calendar 71st (72nd) cycle

Year of the earth dragon戊辰 ( at the beginning of the year fire rabbit 丁卯)

Chula Sakarat (Siam, Myanmar) / Dai calendar (Vietnam) 930/931 (turn of the year April)
Dangun era (Korea) 3901/02 (October 2/3)
Iranian calendar 946/947
Islamic calendar 975/976 (turn of the year 25/26 June)
Jewish calendar 5328/29 (September 22/23)
Coptic calendar 1284/85
Malayalam calendar 743/744
Seleucid era Babylon: 1878/79 (turn of the year April)

Syria: 1879/80 (turn of the year October)

Vikram Sambat (Nepalese Calendar) 1624/25 (turn of the year April)


Politics and world events

Eighty Years War

Battle of Jemgum

Turkish Wars

  • February 17 : In Adrianople peace is concluded between Emperor Maximilian II and Ottoman Sultan Selim II in the Turkish war that has been waged since the summer of 1566 . The contract is for a period of eight years, but is subsequently extended three times for the same period until the third Austrian Turkish War breaks out in 1593.


Scotland / England

Bolton Castle , Maria Stuart's prison 1568/69


Other events in Europe

Voyages of discovery

science and technology

  • The cartographer Gottfried Mascop creates a map of the dioceses of Münster and Osnabrück.


Pieter Brueghel the Elder : The fall of the blind
Pieter Brueghel the Elder : The Peasant Wedding

The German draftsman, copper etcher and engraver, form cutter, painter and book author Jost Amman gives a detailed description of all classes on earth, high and low, spiritual and secular, all arts, crafts and trades ... ( Book of the class , with verses by Hans Sachs ) out.

Town hall between the cities from the west (Neustadtseite)
Pope Paul III and his nephews


  • Wedding between Duke Wilhelm V of Bavaria and Renata of Lorraine



Date of birth saved

Exact date of birth unknown

Born around 1568


First half of the year

Lamoral Count of Egmond

Second half of the year

Don Carlos

Exact date of death unknown

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