What Happened in 1590

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Significant Events

  • Mar 14 Battle of Ivry: French King Henry IV beats Catholic League during French Wars of Religion
  • Aug 17 The Governor of Roanoke Island colony, John White, returns from England to find everyone in the colony has disappeared.
  • Aug 30 Tokugawa Ieyasu enters Edo Castle. (Traditional Japanese date: August 1, 1590)
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World Leaders in 1590

Famous People in 1590

Famous People Born in 1590

  • Mar 18 Manuel de Faria e Sousa, Portuguese historian and poet (d. 1649)
  • Apr 18 Ahmed I, 14th Sultan of the Ottoman Emperor (1603-17); constructed the Blue Mosque
  • May 12 Cosimo II de Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany (d. 1621)
  • Jun 24 Samuel Ampzing, poet (Taelbericht der Neth Spellinge)
  • Jul 13 Clement X, [Emilio Altieri], Italy, Pope (1670-76)
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Famous Deaths

  • Jan 7 Jacob Andreae, German theologist (Formulae Concordiae), dies at 61
  • Feb 1 Lawrence Humphrey, English clergyman and educator
  • Feb 4 Gioseffo Zarlino, composer, dies at 73
  • Feb 12 Francois Hotman/Hotomanus, French lawyer/diplomat, dies at 65
  • Mar 14 Philip van Egmont, general/prince of Gavere, dies in battle at Ivry at 30
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