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This article is about the year 1570. For the disc drive, see Commodore 1570.
|Centuries:||15th century – 16th century – 17th century|
|Decades:||1540s 1550s 1560s – 1570s – 1580s 1590s 1600s|
|Years:||1567 1568 1569 – 1570 – 1571 1572 1573|
|1570 by topic|
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|Ab urbe condita||2323|
|Bahá'í calendar||−274 – −273|
|English Regnal year||12 Eliz. 1 – 13 Eliz. 1|
|Chinese calendar||己巳年 (Earth Snake)
4266 or 4206
— to —
庚午年 (Metal Horse)
4267 or 4207
|- Vikram Samvat||1626–1627|
|- Shaka Samvat||1492–1493|
|- Kali Yuga||4671–4672|
|Japanese calendar||Eiroku 13 / Genki 1
|Minguo calendar||342 before ROC
|Thai solar calendar||2113|
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- January 9 – Ivan the Terrible starts the Massacre of Novgorod.
- January 23 – The assassination of Scottish regent James Stewart, 1st Earl of Moray, by James Hamilton (the first recorded assassination using a firearm) throws Scotland into civil war.
- February 8 – A magnitude 8.3 earthquake occurs in Concepción, Chile.
- February 15 – Venus occults Jupiter; this will next happen in 1818.
- February 25 – Pope Pius V excommunicates Queen Elizabeth I of England with the bull Regnans in Excelsis.
- May 20 – Abraham Ortelius publishes the first modern atlas, Theatrum Orbis Terrarum, in Antwerp.
- June 10 – The Kingdom of Livonia is established.
- July 3 – Ottoman conquest of Cyprus begins.
- July 14 – Pope Pius V issues Quo Primum, promulgating the 1570 edition of the Roman Missal.
- August 8 – The Peace of Saint-Germain ends the Third War of Religion in France. Again, the Huguenots are promised religious freedom and political autonomy.
- Spanish conquistador Juan de Salcedo in the service of Miguel López de Legazpi begins conquest of the Kingdom of Maynila.
- Construction of the original Catedral Nuestra Señora de La Asunción, the oldest church in Venezuela, begins.
- Whitechapel Bell Foundry known to be in existence in London. By the early 21st century it will be the oldest manufacturing company in Great Britain.
- Andrea Palladio publishes I Quattro Libri dell'Architettura in Venice.
- The Andean population of Peru reaches 1.3 million.
- January 22 – Robert Bruce Cotton, English politician (d. 1631)
- April 13 – Guy Fawkes, English conspirator (d. 1606)
- June 13 – Paul Peuerl, German organist (d. 1625)
- October 4 – Péter Pázmány, Hungarian cardinal and statesman (d. 1637)
- November 28 – James Whitelocke, English judge (d. 1632)
- date unknown
- Diego Aduarte, Prior of Manila (d. 1637)
- Robert Aytoun, Scottish poet (d. 1638)
- John Cooper, English composer and lutenist (d. 1626)
- John Farmer, English composer (d. c.1601)
- Simon Grahame, English adventurer (d. 1614)
- Nakagawa Hidenari, Japanese daimyo (d. 1612)
- Hans Lippershey, Dutch lensmaker (d. 1619)
- Asprilio Pacelli, Italian Baroque composer (d. 1623)
- Girolamo Rainaldi, Italian architect (d. 1655)
- Salamone Rossi, Italian violinist and composer (d. 1630)
- John Smyth, English Baptist minister (d. 1612)
- Chief Powhatan, Algonquin chief (d. 1620)
- January 8 – Philibert de l'Orme, French architect (b. 1510)
- January 19 – Paris Bordone, Venetian painter (b. 1495)
- January 23 – James Stewart, 1st Earl of Moray, regent of Scotland (assassinated) (b. c.1531)
- July 1 – Zofia Tarnowska, Polish noblewoman (b. 1534)
- July 3 – Aonio Paleario, Italian humanist and reformer (executed) (b. c. 1500)
- July 25 – Ivan Mikhailovich Viskovatyi, Russian diplomat
- October 1 – Frans Floris, Flemish painter (b. 1520)
- October 18 – Manoel da Nóbrega, Portuguese Jesuit in Brazil (b. 1517)
- October 20 – João de Barros, Portuguese historian (b. 1496)
- November – Jacques Grévin, French dramatist (b. 1539)
- November 27 – Jacopo Sansovino, Italian sculptor and architect (b. 1486)
- date unknown