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1. 1518 – Year 1518 was a common year starting on Friday of the Julian calendar. April 18 – Bona Sforza is crowned as Queen of Poland, may 26 – A Transit of Venus occurs. July – Dancing Plague of 1518, a case of dancing mania in Strasbourg in which many die from constant dancing. August – Construction of the Manchester Grammar School is completed in England, october 3 – The Treaty of London temporarily ensures peace in Western Europe. A plague of fire ants devastates crops on Hispaniola. Henricus Grammateus publishes Ayn neu Kunstlich Buech in Vienna, containing the earliest printed use of plus and minus signs for arithmetic
2. Antoine of Navarre – Antoine was the King of Navarre through his marriage to Queen Jeanne III, from 1555 until his death. He was the first monarch of the House of Bourbon, of which he was head from 1537 and he was the father of Henry IV of France. He was born at La Fère, Picardy, France, the son of Charles de Bourbon, Duke of Vendôme. He was the brother of Louis I de Bourbon, Prince de Condé. On 20 October 1548, at Moulins, he married Jeanne III, Queen regnant of Navarre, daughter of Henry II of Navarre and his wife Margaret of Angoulême. By his marriage, he became King of Navarre, Count of Foix, of Bigorre, of Armagnac, of Périgord and it was reported that Jeanne was much in love with him, but his subsequent actions show that he had little loyalty to her. The southern territory of the Kingdom of Navarre had been occupied by the Spanish since 1512 and he was ready to sacrifice anything to his political interests. Antoine appears not to have had real religious conviction and officially changed religions several times and his reconversion to Catholicism separated him from his wife and he threatened to repudiate her. He had an affair with Louise de La Béraudière de lIsle Rouhet, la belle Rouet, with whom he had a son, although his brother Louis was the head of the Protestant faction, Antoine spent most of his life fighting for the King of France. Catherine de Medici, regent for her son Charles IX, named him lieutenant general of the kingdom in 1561, when his wife allowed the Huguenots to sack the chapel of Vendôme and the churches of the town in 1562, he threatened to send her to a convent. He often disappointed his followers and was manipulated by his superiors and he laid siege to Rouen and was mortally wounded on 13 November 1562. He died at Les Andelys, Eure, with his wife, Jeanne III of Navarre, he had the following issue, Henry, Duke of Beaumont Henry IV of France Louis, Count of Marle Madeleine Catherine. Married Henry II, Duke of Lorraine in 1599, with his mistress, Louise de La Béraudière de lIsle Rouhet, King Anthony had a son named Charles. Charles was Archbishop of Rouen from 1554 until 1610, achaintre, Nicolas Louis, Histoire généalogique et chronologique de la maison royale de Bourbon, Vol.2, Publisher Mansut Fils,4 Rue de lÉcole de Médecine, Paris,1825. Bergin, Joseph, The making of the French episcopate, 1589–1661, bryson, David, Queen Jeanne and the Promised Land, Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden,1999. Dupuy, Trevor, Curt Johnson and David L. Bongard, The Harper Encyclopedia of Military Biography, Castle Books, duruy, Victor, John Franklin Jameson and Mabell Shippie Clarke Smith, A history of France, Thomas Y. Dussieux, Louis, Généalogie de la maison de Bourbon, de 1256 à1871, the French wars of religion, 1562–1629, Cambridge University Press, New York,2005. Robin, Diana Maury, Larsen, Anne R. and Levin, Encyclopedia of women in the Renaissance, Italy, France, and England
3. Marcantonio Barbaro – Marcantonio Barbaro was an Italian diplomat of the Republic of Venice. He was born in Venice into the aristocratic Barbaro family and his father was Francesco di Daniele Barbaro and his mother Elena Pisani, daughter of the banker Alvise Pisani and Cecilia Giustinian. Barbaro married Giustina Giustiniani in 1534 and they had four sons, one of which, Francesco, became Patriarch of Aquileia, on the death of Francesco Barbaro, Marcantonio and his elder brother Daniele Barbaro jointly inherited a country estate at Maser. The brothers probably had some input in the design of the building, Daniele was a published author whose interests included architecture. Marcantonio Barbaro was a sculptor, and seems to have focused mainly on the garden of the new house. Towards the end of Palladios life, Marcantonio commissioned him to design a chapel, the Tempietto, to serve the Maser estate. However, Marcantonio was not buried at Maser, but rather in the chapel in San Francesco della Vigna in Venice. Marcantonio was educated at the University of Padua, in the 1590s he was to return to the university as its Rector. Galileo was teaching there at the same time, in 1560, he held the office of Savio di Terraferma. He served as ambassador to France from 1561-64, and later served as bailo of Constantinople, i. e. ambassador to the Sublime Porte from 1568–73 and again in 1574. Barbaro negotiated a treaty in the aftermath of his countrys loss of Cyprus in 1571. In 1583, he was instructed by the Senate to map the Friulan frontier to avoid border disputes, in 1593 he was finally authorized to begin fortification of the area. He was involved in the development of the town of Palmanova. Barbaro was a candidate for Doge of Venice in 1570,1578,1585, Barbaro used his position as a senator to influence public architecture in Venice. In 1558 he and his brother Daniele supported Palladios design for a new façade for the Cathedral of San Pietro di Castello, Palladio’s project for rebuilding the Doges Palace after a fire was rejected despite Barbaros support. However, Palladio’s design for the church of the Redentore was approved by the senate, after Palladio’s death, Barbaro transferred his support to Vincenzo Scamozzi. Marcantonio was a pioneer of Jewish rights within the Republic of Venice. He played a role in acceptance of Solomon of Udine, Turkish ambassador to Venice
4. Binnya Dala (minister-general) – This article about the Toungoo minister-general. See Binnya Dala for the last king of Restored Hanthawaddy Kingdom, Agga Maha Thenapati Binnya Dala was a Burmese statesman, general and writer-scholar during the reign of King Bayinnaung of Toungoo Dynasty. He was the kings most trusted adviser and general, and a key responsible for the expansion, defense. He oversaw the rebuilding of Pegu and he is also known for his literary works, particularly Razadarit Ayedawbon, the earliest extant chronicle of the Mon people. He died in exile after having failed to reconquer Lan Xang, little is known about his early life except that he was an ethnic Mon born in 1518/1519 in Hanthawaddy Kingdom. His birth name is unknown—the name Binnya Dala was a title of the Hanthawaddy court. Judging by his literary works, he was highly educated. The first confirmed record of him as a senior came in 1555 when he. His rise to the upper echelons of Toungoo command was rapid, in 1556, he was a minister at the court at Pegu, which was considering its policy toward the cis-Salween Shan states. While others proposed piecemeal approaches, he proposed a plan, assemble an overwhelming military force. With his down-to-earth personality, he persuaded the initially skeptical court. When Bayinnaungs massive forces invaded in 1557, all non-Chinese cis-Salween states submitted one after another with minimal resistance, the overwhelming success gained him the kings ear. In November 1557, Bayinnaung listened to Binnya Dala, and rejected his son Crown Prince Nandas proposal to acquire the neighboring Chinese vassal Shan states in the north, the king took the advice of Binnya Payan and Binnya Dala to attack the kingdom of Lan Na instead. After Lan Na was acquired in April 1558, the king left Binnya Dala and they had to wait for reinforcements to arrive in November 1558 before driving out Lan Xang forces later in the year. Pleased with Binnya Dalas intellect, versatility and battle-field performance, the king recalled him from Chiang Mai, and made him his adviser, general. The generals first assignment as commander-in-chief was to lead the invasion of Manipur, Binnya Law and Binnya Set were appointed as his deputies. The trio left Pegu on 2 December 1559 to take command of the force, chiefly drawn from Upper Burma. The Burmese forces entered the Manipuri capital with little resistance, the generals arrived back at Pegu on 27 May 1560
5. Pierre Boquin – Pierre Boquin was a French Reformed Theologian who played a critical role in the Reformation of the Electoral Palatinate. Pierre Boquin was probably born after 1518 in Guyenne in Western France and he earned a doctorate in theology in 1539 at the University of Bourges. He was briefly a member of the Carmelite Order even serving as prior of the Bourges community before leaving in 1541 due to his turn toward Protestantism and he fled through Basel and Leipzig to Wittenberg. He joined the faculty of the Strasbourg Academy in 1542 as the successor of John Calvin, towards the end of that year he returned to Bourges to lecture at the university under the protection of Queen Marguerite de Navarre. Bouquin also served as preacher in Bourges, but he lost this position in short order due to his Protestant convictions. Because of this he was brought up on charges before the Archbishop of Paris and he served there for two years from 1555 as preacher for the church of the French refugee community. He was appointed Professor of Theology at the University of Heidelberg in 1557 and he served as dean of the theological faculty, and Frederick III tapped him to serve on the church council due to his Reformed opinions. In June 1560, he participated in a disputation with Saxon Lutherans from the court of John Frederick II on the Lord’s Supper, chiefly against Johann Stössel. He also he participated in the Maulbronn Colloquy in April 1564, when Frederick III died on 26 October 1576, his son Elector Louis VI returned the Palatinate to the Lutheran confession. To this end he released Reformed teachers and preachers, and therefore and he accepted a position in Bernese territory as preacher and instructor at the Lausanne Academy in 1578. An Introduction to the Heidelberg Catechism, Sources, History, dagmar Drüll, Heidelberger Gelehrtenlexikon 1386-1651, Berlin, Springer,2002, pp. 48–49. Works by Pierre Boquin at Post-Reformation Digital Library
6. Clara of Saxe-Lauenburg – Clara of Saxe-Lauenburg was a Princess of Saxe-Lauenburg and Duchess of Brunswick-Gifhorn by marriage. Clara was born on 13 December 1518 in Lauenburg upon Elbe and she married Duke Francis of Brunswick-Gifhorn on 29 September 1547 in the Saxe-Lauenburgian castle at Neuhaus in Darzing. The couple were greatly loved by their subjects even if their marriage of convenience was unlucky. Clara, who was benevolent and went into medicine, used to prepared a herbal beer for the poor and sick. Following the untimely death of her husband, Clara lived at the dower pledged to her as an annuity in Fallersleben. Where she finished building work on her castle in 1551 and presided over a boom in the local economy, later she went to the court of her daughter in Barth, where she died on 27 March 1576. Clara was interred in St. Marys Church there and her tomb in the castle chapel in Gifhorn is empty. Clara had two daughters from her marriage, Catherine ∞1564 Burgrave Henry VI of Meißen Clara ∞1,1565 Prince Bernhard VII of Anhalt ∞2
7. Hieronymus Cock – Hieronymus Cock, or Hieronymus Wellens de Cock was a Southern Netherlandish painter and etcher as well as a publisher and distributor of prints. His house published more than 1,100 prints between 1548 and his death in 1570, a vast number by earlier standards and he was born into an artistic family. His father Jan Wellens de Cock and his brother Matthys Cock were both painters and draftsmen and he was admitted to the painters guild of Saint Luke in Antwerp in 1545. He resided in Rome from 1546 to 1548, when he returned to Antwerp in 1548, he founded his own publishing house, Aux quatre vents or In de Vier Winden. He issued his first prints there in 1548, the Italian historian of architecture Vincenzo Scamozzi copied many of the engravings published by Cock in 1551 for his volume on Rome entitled Discorsi sopra Lantichita di Roma. In 1559 and 1561 he published two series of prints by an anonymous Flemish draughtsman now referred to as the Master of the Small Landscapes. The series of landscapes were drawn from nature in the vicinity of Antwerp and had an important influence on the development of Flemish, Cock collaborated with the Spanish cartographer Diego Gutiérrez on a 1562 Map of America. The publication of these contributed to the spread of the so-called Floris style throughout the Netherlands. The Dutch publisher Philip Galle worked at Cocks printing house from 1557, at his death in 1570 he left behind the most prominent print publishing establishment in Europe north of the Alps. His widow Volcxken Diericx continued the house until her death in 1601. Hieronymus Cock had been working on publication at the time of his death. The quality of the 23 prints was outstanding as they had made by some of the leading engravers of the time such as Jan Wierix, Adriaen Collaert. The book includes a poem by Lampsonius dedicated to the memory of Hieronymus Cock, the portraits and texts present an honour roll of the earlier generations of Netherlandish artists. The publisher Hendrik Hondius I published in 1610 a book with almost the same title that contained 69 engraved portraits of painters, Hondius work included in its first part reworked versions of 22 of the portraits of the 1572 publication. The portrait of Hieronymus Cock was not included by Hondius maybe because the likeness was made after death, rather than drawn ad vivum as was the case for the other portraits
8. Francis III, Duke of Brittany – Francis III of Brittany was Duke of Brittany and Dauphin of Viennois as the first son and heir of King Francis I of France and Duchess Claude of Brittany. Francis I said of his son at birth, a beautiful dauphin who is the most beautiful and strong child one could imagine and his mother, Claude, Duchess of Brittany, said, tell the King that he is even more beautiful than himself. The Dauphin was christened at Amboise on 25 April 1519, leonardo da Vinci, who had been brought to Amboise by Francis I, designed the decorations. One of the most researched aspects of the Dauphins short life is the time he, the king had been badly defeated and captured at the Battle of Pavia and became a prisoner of Charles V, the Holy Roman Emperor, initially in the Alcázar in Madrid. In order to ensure his release, the signed the Treaty of Madrid. However, in order to ensure that Francis abided by the treaty, on 15 March 1526, the exchange took place at the border between Spain and France. The eight-year-old Dauphin and his younger brother Henry spent the three years as captives of Charles V, a period that scarred them for life. The Dauphins somber, solitary tastes and his preference for dressing in black were attributed to the time he spent in captivity in Madrid and he also became bookish, preferring reading to soldiering. As first son and heir to a king of France the Dauphin was a pawn for his father. The first was when he was an infant, to the four-year-old Mary Tudor, daughter of Henry VIII of England and Catherine of Aragon, but this arrangement was abandoned around 1520. In 1524, the Dauphin inherited the Duchy of Brittany on his mothers death, becoming Duke Francis III, the Dauphin Francis died at Château Tournon-sur-Rhône on 10 August 1536, at the age of eighteen. The circumstances of his death seemed suspicious, and it is believed by many that he was poisoned, however, there is ample evidence that he died of natural causes, possibly tuberculosis. The Dauphin had never recovered his health from the years spent in damp. After playing a round of tennis at a jeu de paume court pré dAinay, the Dauphin asked for a cup of water, after drinking it, Francis collapsed and died several days later. Montecuccoli, who was brought to the court by Catherine de Medici, was accused of being in the pay of Charles V, Catherine de Medici was well known to have an interest in poisons and the occult. Under torture, Montecuccoli confessed to poisoning the Dauphin, in an age before forensic science, poison was usually suspected whenever a young, healthy person died shortly after eating or drinking. There was no way to pinpoint and trace the substance after death, therefore, it was considered a quick, easy, there have been several other suspected cases of political-murder-by-poison in the French royal family through the ages. It is suspected that the Dauphins younger brother, Charles may have been poisoned
9. Johann Hommel – Johann Hommel was a German astronomer and mathematician. In 1552 or 1553, Richard Cantzlar introduced transversal dot lines in graduations and it was a variant of the zigzag line system introduced by Hommel. Tycho Brahe obtained the zigzag line system from Hommel, the lunar crater Hommel is named after him. Observatories Johann Hommel at the Mathematics Genealogy Project
10. Gonzalo de Illescas – Gonzalo de Illescas was a Spanish historian and abbot. Born in Dueñas, Palencia province, he was abbot of San Frontís de Zamora and he studied at Salamanca, and may have earned a degree in theology. He translated works from Latin and composed and published in various editions a Historia pontifical y cathólica and it recounts the lives of the popes from Saint Peter to Boniface VIII, as well as the Visigothic Kings, the Kings of Castile, and the Kings of Portugal. He has been confused with another figure with the same, a Hieronymite friar, zurbarán painted this figure of the 15th c. Cordoban bishop, not the 16th c. cleric described above
11. Paullu Inca – Paullu Inca was a puppet Sapa Inca installed by the Spaniards after the previous Sapa Inca, Manco Inca Yupanqui, rebelled against the Spanish and established the small Neo-Inca State in Vilcabamba. He was the son of Huayna Capac and half brother of Ninan Cuyochi, Huáscar, Atahualpa, Túpac Huallpa and Manco Inca Yupanqui. In the early part of Manco Incas reign, he was a supporter of Manco Inca, who ordered him. Both awaited Almagro at Tupiza and there delivered to him a large quantity of gold from the Chilean tribute, at Jujuy, Villac Umac escaped and returned to Peru, during his journey fomenting a general revolution against the Spaniards, at the instigation of Manco Inca. When Almagros expedition returned, Manco Inca had Cusco under siege, the return of Diego de Almagro and his several hundred troops precipitated the end of the siege. Paullo Inca sided with the Spanish, and was recompensed for his services by receipt of the property of his brother Huáscar, Paullu was crowned Sapa Inca after the departure of Manco Inca. After Almagro took possession of Cuzco and captured the brothers Pizarro, Paullu, at the head of the Incas, aided Almagro to defeat the forces of Alonso de Alvarado at Abancay. Paullu also took part in the battle of Salinas at the head of 6,000 Incas, charles V recommended him to the viceroy Blasco Núñez Vela, and wrote to Paullu a letter expressing his gratitude. In 1543 he was baptized under the name of Cristoval, in contrast to most of his brothers, he died a peaceful death in 1549. He was buried in the church that he built in Cuzco and this article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain, Wilson, James Grant, Fiske, John, eds
12. Hubert Languet – Hubert Languet was a French diplomat and reformer. The leading idea of his diplomacy was that of religious and civil liberty for the protection and expansion of Protestantism and he did everything in his power to advance the union of the Protestant churches. Languet was born in 1518 in Vitteaux, France, located 21 miles west of Dijon and he entered the University of Poitiers in order to study law but he was interested also in theology, history, and science and political science. He visited the universities of Padua and Bologna, and traveled in Italy and he was greatly influenced by Melanchthons Loci theologici, which put an end to his doubts. In 1549 Languet went to Wittenberg, where he was received by Melanchthon as a guest, frequently accompanying him on his travels. Expelled from France by the persecutions of the Protestants, he settled at Wittenberg, spending the winters there, in 1559 Languet, on the recommendation of Melanchthon, entered the service of the elector of Saxony as diplomatic agent, which position he held until 1577. The elector sent him to various courts, to Paris, Vienna, Prague, Frankfurt, Cologne, and the Netherlands. In May 1561, he went to France in order to bring about a connection between the German princes and the French Protestants, and was present at the Religious Conference of Poissy. In 1562 he was in Antwerp, the years were spent in diplomatic journeys to France. In 1571 the elector sent him together with the ambassadors of other Protestant princes of Germany to King Charles IX of France to congratulate him on the Peace of Saint Germain. From 1573 to 1576 he was at the court of Emperor Maximilian II, with the death of Maximilian II in 1576 his connection with the court of Vienna was dissolved. The bitter feelings against him as the friend of Melanchthon and a Calvinist caused him to ask for dismissal from the court, the elector granted his desire, but continued his salary. In 1577 he went to Cologne in order to be nearer to the Netherlands, Languet is one possible candidate for the authorship of the influential Huguenot pamphlet, Vindiciae contra tyrannos. The book is divided into four parts each of which proposes and answers a question, may a ruler who violates the law of God and devastates the Church, be opposed. How far, and with what right may it be allowed to oppose a ruler who suppresses or destroys the state, have neighboring rulers a right to assist the subjects oppressed by his ruler. The correspondence with the Elector August of Saxony and with Mordeisen were edited by T. P. Ludovicus under the title Arcana seculi xvi, other collections of letters are Epistolae politicae et historicae ad P. Sydnaeum, Epistolae ad J. Camerarium, Patrem et filium. Béatrice Nicollier, Hubert Languet, un réseau politique international de Mélanchthon à Guillaume DOrange, droz,1995, ISBN2600000968 Chisholm, Hugh, ed. Languet, Hubert
13. Li Shizhen – Li Shizhen, courtesy name Dongbi, was a Han Chinese polymath, medical doctor, scientist, pharmacologist, herbalist and acupuncturist of the Ming dynasty. His major contribution to medicine was his 27-year work, which is found in his scientific book Compendium of Materia Medica. The Compendium is a text with 1,892 entries, with details about more than 1,800 drugs. It also described the type, form, flavor, nature, the book has been translated into many different languages, and remains as the premier reference work for herbal medicine. The treatise included various related subjects such as botany, zoology, mineralogy, the book was reprinted frequently and five of the original editions still exist. In addition to Compendium of Materia Medica, Li wrote eleven books, including Binhu Maixue. He lived during the Ming Dynasty and was influenced by the Neo-Confucian beliefs of the time and he was born in what is today Qizhou, Qichun County, Hubei in July 3,1518 AD and died 75 years later, in 1593. Lis grandfather had been a doctor who traveled the countryside and was considered low on the social scale of the time. His father was a physician and scholar who had written several influential books. He tried to move up in society and encouraged his son to seek a government position, Li took the national civil service exam three times, but after failing each one, he turned to medicine. At 78, his father took him on as an apprentice, when he was 38, and a practicing physician, he cured the son of the Prince of Chu and was invited to be an official there. A few years after, he got a government position as assistant president at the Imperial Medical Institute in Beijing, however, even though he had climbed up the social ladder, as his father had originally wanted, he left a year later to return to being a doctor. Altogether, the writing of Compendium of Materia Medica took 27 years, ironically, writing the book allegedly took a considerable toll on his health. It was rumored that he stayed indoors for ten years during the writing of the Compendium of Materia Medica. After he had completed it, a friend “reported that Li was emaciated. ”Li died before the book was published. However, it remained one of the most important materia medica of China, Compendium of Materia Medica was a massive literary undertaking. Lis bibliography included nearly 900 books, because of its size, it was not easy to use, though it was organized much more clearly than others that had come before, which had classified herbs only according to strength. He broke them down to animal, mineral, and plant and divided those categories by their source
14. Conrad Lycosthenes – Conrad Lycosthenes was an Alsatian humanist and encyclopedist. He was born in Rouffach in Alsace on August 8,1518 and he later changed his German name, Wolffhart, to the humanist name Lycosthenes. From 1535 to 1539, Conrad studied philosophy in Heidelberg, in 1542, he left Heidelberg for Basel where he began teaching Grammar and Dialectics. In 1545, at the age of 27, he became Deacon in the Church of Saint-Leonard, on December 21,1554, he suffered from hemiplegia and lost the ability to use his right hand. He learned to write with his hand and continued his literary works until his death from apoplexia on March 25,1561. He belongs among the numerous polyhistors of the 16th century and he mastered Latin and Greek and was particularly fond of curiosities. His varied works include editions, translations and compilations,1547 Commentaries on De viris illustribus, Basel, in-8°. 1551 Elenchus scriptorum omnium, Basel, in-4°,1551 Gnomologia ex AEneae Sylvii operibus collecta, Basel, edit.1555, in 4°. Ioannis Oporinii, Anno Salutis humanae, M. D. LII,1552 J. Ravisii Textoris officina, Basel. 1557 Epitome Stobaei Sententiarum, Basel, in -8°,1557 Parabolae sive similitudines ex var. auct. ab Erasmo collectae, in locos communes redactae, Berne in-4°, Basel,1575,1602, in-8°. 1557 Prodigiorum ac ostentorum chronicon, quae praeter naturae ordinem, et in superioribus et his inferioribus mundi regionibus, basileae per H. Petri, fol,672 p. fig. et pl.1559 Dom. 1560 Regula investigationis omnium locorum in tabula Helvetiae contentorum, Basel, lucio D. Brusoni, An extracte of examples, apothegmes, and histories Collected out of Lycosthenes, Brusonius and others, London 1572 Jürgen Beyer, Lycosthenes, Conrad, in Enzyklopädie des Märchens. Handwörterbuch zur historischen und vergleichenden Erzählforschung, vol, 1323-6 Jürgen Beyer, Lycosthenes, Conrad, in Biographisch-Bibliographisches Kirchenlexikon, vol
15. Godfried van Mierlo – Godfried van Mierlo, O. P. was a Dominican friar who served as the Bishop of Haarlem and the last direct Abbot of Egmond Abbey from 1570 to 1578. Van Mierlo was born in the City of Helmond in 1518, then the Duchy of Brabant and he entered the Dominican Order in 1533, at the age of 15, in s-Hertogenbosch. He professed his religious vows as a friar of the Order the following year, after completing his studies, he was ordained a Catholic priest in 1542. He gained the degree of doctor of theology and was appointed as the Prior Provincial for Holland, van Mierlo was named the Bishop of Haarlem and the Abbot of Egmond Abbey in March 1570 by Pope Pius V. He was welcomed to that city in early 1571, where he was consecrated a bishop on February 11 of that year in the original Cathedral of St. Bavo by Franciscus van der Velde, van Mierlo had to re-sanctify the church in 1573. M. Ravaging the altars, killing a priest and injuring several others, the provost of the cathedral, Jacobus Zaffius, who had witnessed the Amsterdam Alteratie two days earlier, saw it happen. Van Mierlo fled to Rome where Pope Gregory XIII appointed him bishop of the Diocese of Münster. He was then appointed Bishop of Deventer in 1587, where he needed to re-sanctify the local churches, van Mierlo died the year of his appointment at the age of 69, and was buried in the Lebuïnuskerk of Deventer