What Happened in 1582

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Significant Events

  • Feb 24 Pope Gregory XIII announces New Style (Gregorian) calendar
  • Oct 5 Gregorian calendar introduced in Italy and other Catholic countries
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World Leaders in 1582

Famous People Born in 1582

  • Jan 28 John Barclay, Scottish satirist/poet (Euphormio's Satyricon) born Pont-à-Mousson France
  • Apr 1 Thomas Simpson, English composer who worked in Germany, born in Kent (d. 1628)
  • Apr 8 Phineas Fletcher, English poet, born in Cranbrook (d. 1650)
  • May 1 Marco da Gagliano, Italian opera composer
  • May 28 William Fiennes, 1st Viscount Saye and Sele, English statesman (d. 1662)
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Famous Deaths

  • Mar 18 Jean Jaurequi, Basque attacker of William of Orange, killed by William's guards
  • May 5 Charlotte de Bourbon, Princess of Orange, dies
  • Jun 21 Oda Nobunaga, Japanese warlord (b. 1534)
  • Jun 23 Shimizu Muneharu, Japanese military leader (b. 1537)
  • Jul 2 Akechi Mitsuhide, Japanese samurai (b. 1528)
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