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1568 Historical Event(s)
- May 2, 1568 – Mary, Queen of Scots, escapes from Loch Leven Castle.
- May 13, 1568 – Battle of Langside: the forces of Mary, Queen of Scots, are defeated by a confederacy of Scottish Protestants under James Stewart, Earl of Moray, her half-brother.
- May 16, 1568 – Mary, Queen of Scots, flees to England.
- May 19, 1568 – Queen Elizabeth I of England orders the arrest of Mary, Queen of Scots.
- May 23, 1568 – Dutch rebels led by Louis of Nassau, brother of William I of Orange, defeat Jean de Ligne, Duke of Aremberg and his loyalist troops in the Battle of Heiligerlee, opening the Eighty Years’ War.
- July 21, 1568 – Eighty Years’ War: Battle of Jemmingen – Fernando Álvarez de Toledo, Duke of Alva defeats Louis of Nassau.
Who Were Born On 1568?
- February 11, 1568 – Honoré d'Urfé, French writer (d. 1625)
- March 9, 1568 – Aloysius Gonzaga, Italian saint (d. 1591)
- September 3, 1568 – Adriano Banchieri, Italian composer (d. 1634)
- September 5, 1568 – Tommaso Campanella, Italian theologian, philosopher, and poet (d. 1639)