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Joachim von Ortenburg
Joachim von Ortenburg
receives the independence of his county against ...
Albrecht V of Bavaria
... Duke Albrecht V of Bavaria
and renews the Reformation
in his lands.
Henry's coronation as King of Poland
Henry of Valois is elected King of Poland .
1573 in other calendars
Armenian calendar 1021/22 (turn of the year July)
Ethiopian calendar 1565/66
Buddhist calendar 2116/17 (southern Buddhism); 2115/16 (alternative calculation according to Buddha's Parinirvana )
Chinese calendar 71st (72nd) cycle

Year of the water tap癸酉 ( at the beginning of the year water monkey 壬申)

Chula Sakarat (Siam, Myanmar) / Dai calendar (Vietnam) 935/936 (turn of the year April)
Dangun era (Korea) 3906/07 (October 2/3)
Iranian calendar 951/952
Islamic calendar 980/981 (turn of the year 2nd / 3rd May)
Jewish calendar 5333/34 (August 28-29)
Coptic calendar 1289/90
Malayalam calendar 748/749
Seleucid era Babylon: 1883/84 (turn of the year April)

Syria: 1884/85 (turn of the year October)

Vikram Sambat (Nepalese Calendar) 1629/30 (turn of the year April)


Politics and world events

Eighty Years War

The Battle of Vlissingen, engraving by Michiel Colijn, 1616


The Warsaw Confederation Act
The first Pacta conventa of Heinrich of Valois
  • In the Articuli Henriciani , one of the fundamental constitutional documents of the Polish-Lithuanian Rzeczpospolita , King Heinrich undertakes after the election to recognize the principle of free kingship . In addition, he is forbidden to introduce new taxes or to call a general contingent without the consent of the Polish Reichstag ( Sejm ). The Sejm itself is supposed to meet for six weeks every two years. Each Sejm had to choose 16 “ residents ” from among the senators . In the event of non-compliance with previous and new obligations, the Polish nobility is given the opportunity to renounce obedience. They are binding for all elected kings up to the year 1764 . The articles are supplemented by the aristocracy through the Pacta conventa , the respective specific government program of the new ruler.


The siege of La Rochelle in 1573
  • February 11th : The King Karl IX. Ordered siege of La Rochelle begins. In the fourth Huguenot War, the Catholic side wants to overthrow the city that has been left to the Huguenots as a refuge for French Protestantism and, if successful, hopes for a domino effect on other places. However, the war developed into an arduous siege war, mainly because the Huguenots were able to supply La Rochelle with English support via the sea. Rainfalls and epidemics lead to great losses among the Catholic troops, whereupon the French crown strives for peace. In the pacification of Boulogne, the Huguenots are granted amnesty and freedom of conscience, but they are only allowed to hold their services in public in La Rochelle, Nîmes and Montauban .
  • June 26th : The siege of La Rochelle by the Duke of Anjou in the French religious dispute between Catholics and Protestants is abandoned.

Holy Roman Empire

Other events in Europe

  • Puplinge is first mentioned in a document.


Oda Nobunaga

science and technology


The feast in Levi's house
  • April 20 : Paolo Veronese dates his oil painting The Banquet in Levi's House . The image of the Last Supper for the refectory of the Santi Giovanni e Paolo monastery in Venice was commissioned by Titian to replace the Last Supper, which was destroyed in a fire in the refectory in 1571 . About three months after the picture was hung in the Dominican monastery, the religious jurisdiction becomes active. Veronese is questioned by three Savi des Sacro Tribunals in the Cappella di S.Teodoro of St. Mark's Basilica on July 18th . Veronese has shown drunks, German mercenaries and short stature in the picture. After the questioning, he is asked to change the picture, which is later deleted from the protocol. Veronese inserts an inscription on the balustrade on the left and right: FECIT D. COVO. MAGNV. LEVI and LVCA CAP. V. So the picture can no longer be understood as the last supper , but it now refers to the feast in the Levi house mentioned in the Gospel of Luke .
  • April 30 : The largest at that time with 150 m high steeple of Europe will collapse, damaging choir and transept of the Cathedral of Beauvais considerably. The rest of the church building remains unfinished for lack of money.
  • Giuseppe Arcimboldo : Four Seasons (Third Series)


On the occasion of the second anniversary of the victory of the Holy League over the Ottomans in the naval battle of Lepanto , Pope Gregory XIII. the Rosary Festival in honor of the "Virgin Mary of the Rosary", which is to be celebrated on the first Sunday in October.

nature and environment


Corno Grande

Historical maps and views

Frans Hogenberg : Panorama of Danzig 1573


Date of birth saved

Elias Holl's birthplace

Exact date of birth unknown


Date of death secured

Georg Witzel

Exact date of death unknown

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