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Heads of State · Nekrolog

Emperor Rudolf II., Joseph Heintz the Elder  Ä., Around 1592
Rudolf II becomes Emperor of
the Holy Roman Empire .
Titian, self-portrait around 1567
Titian dies
of the plague in Venice .
The fire in the city hall of Antwerp during the "Spanish Fury" (picture by Frans Hogenberg)
Spanish mercenaries perpetrated acts of violence against the population of Antwerp during the “ Spanish Fury ” .
1576 in other calendars
Armenian calendar 1024/25 (turn of the year July)
Ethiopian calendar 1568/69
Buddhist calendar 2119/20 (southern Buddhism); 2118/19 (alternative calculation according to Buddha's Parinirvana )
Chinese calendar 71st (72nd) cycle

Year of the Fire Rat丙子 ( at the beginning of the year wood pig 乙亥)

Chula Sakarat (Siam, Myanmar) / Dai calendar (Vietnam) 938/939 (turn of the year April)
Dangun era (Korea) 3909/10 (October 2/3)
Iranian calendar 954/955
Islamic calendar 983/984 (turn of the year March 30/31)
Jewish calendar 5336/37 (August 24/25)
Coptic calendar 1292/93
Malayalam calendar 751/752
Seleucid era Babylon: 1886/87 (turn of the year April)

Syria: 1887/88 (turn of the year October)

Vikram Sambat (Nepalese Calendar) 1632/33 (turn of the year April)


Politics and world events


Holy Roman Empire


Eastern Europe


Entrance to the São Miguel Fortress


Voyages of discovery


science and technology

Teaching and Research

Tycho Brahe's Uraniborg from his mechanics book 1598

Natural sciences

A piece of the Campo del Cielo meteorite


The Murer Plan , Zurich 1576


  • September 4 : In the event that Venice is redeemed from the rampant plague , the Senate vows to build a church in honor of the Savior. Since the epidemic actually disappears a short time afterwards, construction of the Il Redentore church begins the following year .


Historical maps and views

Vilnius 1576


Date of birth saved

Alix Le Clerc as a religious sister Maria Theresa of Jesus

Exact date of birth unknown


First half of the year

Tahmasp I. on a fresco from the Tschehel Sotun Palace in Isfahan

Second half of the year

Tomb of Maximilian II
in St. Vitus Cathedral at Prague Castle

Exact date of death unknown

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