In the year AD 1567...
China's Ming Dynasty officially revokes the Haijin ban on overseas maritime trade that had been in place since the early 1400s, reinstating trade with all nations except Japan.
The city of Santiago de León de Caracas is founded in what is now Venezuela by Spanish conquistador Diego de Losada.
Pieter Bruegel the Elder paints his famous satirical work Land of Cockaigne.
A massive outbreak of Typhoid fever sweeps through South America, killing more than 2 million natives.
- The Dutch Revolt is about to start as Fernando Álvarez de Toledo, 3rd Duke of Alba is sent to the Spanish Netherlands with a large army to suppress the rising tide of dissent. Alba establishes a "Council of Troubles" (known to the people as the "Council of Blood") and summons around 10,000 known or suspected dissidents to be judged, including William the Silent, who understandably refuses to appear and is declared an outlaw. Alba even arrests otherwise loyal Catholic administrators Lamoral, Count of Egmont and Philip de Montmorency, Count of Horn for the supposed treason of having allowed Protestantism to spread.
- The Second War of Religion breaks out in France when Huguenot leaders Louis, Prince of Condé and Gaspard de Coligny fail in an attempt to kidnap King Charles IX and his mother at Meaux. The Huguenots do capture several cities (including Orleans), and march on Paris. However, they are defeated by a much larger army of Loyalists led by 74-year-old general Anne de Montmorency at the Battle of Saint-Denis, where Montmorency is mortally wounded.
- In the infamous "Sture Murders," Swedish king Erik XIV and his guards cut down five incarcerated Swedish nobles, among them three members of the influential Sture family, who had previously been convicted of conspiracy against the king. Erik's old tutor, who does not belong to this group, is also killed when he objects to the deaths. Erik himself may well have viewed these deaths as executions rather than murders, but his actions outrage much of the Swedish nobility, leading to his being deposed the following year.
- Mary, Queen of Scots has a tumultuous year.
- First her husband, Henry Stuart, Lord Darnley, is found murdered at the Provost's House in Kirk o' Field, Edinburgh.
- The next month, Mary is abducted, willingly or not, by James Hepburn, 4th Earl of Bothwell and taken to Dunbar Castle, where he may or may not have raped her.
- A few weeks later, Mary and Bothwell are married, using Protestant rites, a mere three months after the death of her ex-husband Darnley.
- Shocked by this unseemly marriage to Darnley's accused murderer, and refusing to recognize a Protestant ceremony, 26 Scottish peers, known as the Confederate Lords, raise an army against Mary and Bothwell and confront them at Carberry Hill.
- After many of Mary's forces desert to the enemy, Bothwell escapes but Mary is taken captive, forced to abdicate in favor of her infant son James, and imprisoned in Loch Leven Castle.
These people were born in 1567...
These people died in 1567...
- China's Jiajing Emperor, succeeded by his son, the Longqing Emperor.
- Henry Stuart, Lord Darnley, husband to Mary Queen of Scots, found murdered by unknown assailants.
- French general Anne de Montmorency, killed at the Battle of Saint-Denis.
- Irish chieftan Shane O'Neill.
- Marin Držić, the finest writer of the Croatian Renaissance.
- German adventurer Wilhelm von Grumbach.
- German nobleman Philip I, Landgrave of Hesse.
- English statesman Richard Rich, 1st Baron Rich.
- Englishman Lawrence Sheriff, whose fortune made as a grocer would eventually be used to found the Rugby School, one of the oldest private schools in England.
1566 - 1567 - 1568
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