What Happened in 1578

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Significant Events

  • May 31 Martin Frobisher sails from Harwich, England, to Frobisher Bay, Canada. Eventually mines fools gold, famously used to pave the streets of London.
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World Leaders in 1578

Famous People Born in 1578

  • Jan 28 Cornelis Haga, Dutch lawyer/ambassador to Constantinople (1611-39)
  • Feb 9 Giambattista Andreini, Italian playwright and actor (L'adamo), born in Florence (d. 1654)
  • Mar 2 George Sandys, English colonist and poet (d. 1644)
  • Mar 17 Francesco Albana, Italian painter (Mary's Ascension)
  • Mar 18 Adam Elsheimer, German painter/cartoonist/etcher, baptized
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Famous Deaths

  • Feb 5 Giovanni B Moroni, Italian portrait painter, dies
  • Mar 7 Margaret Douglas, Countess of Lennox, dies at 62
  • Mar 29 Arthur Champernowne, English admiral (b. 1524)
  • Mar 29 Louis I, Cardinal of Guise, French cardinal (b. 1527)
  • Mar 31 Juan de Escobedo, sec of Spanish land guardian Don Juan, murdered
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