What Happened in 1595

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Significant Events

  • Jan 29 William Shakespeare's play "Romeo and Juliet" is thought to have been first performed. Officially published early 1597.
  • May 24 Nomenclator of Leiden University Library appears, the first printed catalog of an institutional library.
  • Jul 19 Astronomer Johannes Kepler has an epiphany and develops his theory of the geometrical basis of the universe
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World Leaders in 1595

Famous People in 1595

Famous People Born in 1595

  • Jan 6 Claude Favre de Vaugelas, French man of letters (d. 1650)
  • Feb 2 Jacob van Campen, painter/architect (New Church, Amsterdam)
  • Feb 24 Matthias C Sarbiewski, [Sarbievius], Polish jesuit/poet
  • Apr 5 John Wilson, English composer, born in Faversham, Kent (d. 1674)
  • May 27 Benedictus Carpzovius, [Benedikt Carpzov], German lawyer
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Famous Weddings

  • Apr 15 Willem I's daughter of Elisabeth of Nassau marries duke Henri de la Tour d'Auvergne of Broth

Famous Deaths

  • Jan 5 Ercole Procaccini, Italian painter, dies
  • Jan 15 Murat III, Ottoman Sultan (b. 1546)
  • Jan 16 Murad III, sultan of Turkey (1574-95), dies
  • Jan 24 Ferdinand II of Austria (b. 1529)
  • Feb 12 Archduke Ernest of Austria, Governor of the Spanish Netherlands (b. 1553)
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