What Happened in 1580

Significant Events

  • Sep 26 Frances Drake completes circumnavigation of the world, sailing into Plymouth aboard the Golden Hind
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World Leaders in 1580

Famous Deaths

  • Jan 18 Antonio Scandello, Italian composer (Passion of John), dies at 63
  • Jan 31 Henry, King of Portugal, Cardinal, Epilepticus and Regent. Reigned 1578-80 (b. 1512)
  • Feb 2 Bessho Nagaharu, Japanese retainer (b. 1558)
  • Feb 15 Cunerus Petri, Dutch theologist/bishop of Leeuwarden, dies
  • Mar 3 Jacob Hillebrand, Dutch mayor of Groningen, dies
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