What Happened in July 1588

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Historical Events

  • Jul 11 French King Henri III accept demands of Catholic League
  • Jul 21 First engagement between the English fleet and the Spanish Armada off the Eddystone Rocks
  • Jul 26 English Admiral John Hawkins knighted for his actions against the Armada
  • Jul 29 The Battle of Gravelines - Spanish Armada damaged & scattered by the English fleet
  • Jul 29 Duke Farneses troops ready for invasion of England

Famous Deaths

  • Jul 17 Sinan, Ottoman architect (b. 1489)