Guy Fawkes

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Born: Apr 13, 1570 AD
Died: 1606 AD, at 35 years of age.

Nationality: English
Categories: Martyr, Military Officer, Religious Icon


1570 AD – He was also known as Guido Fawkes born on the 13th day of April this year in Stonegate, York, England where he was baptised in the church of St. Michael le Belfrey on the 16th of April of the same year. He attended St Peter's School, York.

 

1586 AD - Fawkes converted to Catholicism around the age of 16, according to his admission of recusancy at his preliminary interrogation following his capture.

 

1592 AD - Fawkes sold the estate he had inherited from his father.

 

1593 AD - After briefly serving as a footman for Anthony-Maria Browne, 2nd Viscount Montague, he enlisted in the army of Archduke Albert of Austria in the Netherlands, fighting against the Protestant United Provinces in the Eighty Years' War for the armies of Catholic Spain.

 

1596 AD - Fawkes was present at the siege and capture of Calais.

 

1602 AD – He had not risen higher than the rank of ensign. There is some evidence that Fawkes was in considerable poverty around this time. He may have visited Spain in the early 1600s to sue for Spanish help in returning England to Catholicism.

 

1605 AD – He was a member of a group of Roman Catholics who attempted to carry out the Gunpowder Plot on the 5th day of November this year.

 

1606 AD – He died on the 31st day of January this year.

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