Historical Events in 1582

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  • Jan 15 Russia cedes Livonia & Estonia to Poland, loses access to Baltic
  • Feb 19 Francis of Valois becomes duke of Brabant
  • Feb 24 Pope Gregory XIII announces New Style (Gregorian) calendar
  • Mar 18 Prince William of Orange injured in attack at Antwerp
  • Apr 3 French van Valois honored as duke of Gelre/earl of Zutphen
  • Apr 16 Spanish conquistador Hernando de Lerma founds the settlement of Salta, Argentina.
  • Jun 20 Bishop Domingo de Salazar of Manila suppresses the Philippines
  • Jun 21 The Incident at HonnĊ-ji takes place in Kyoto, Japan.
  • Jul 2 Battle of Yamazaki: Toyotomi Hideyoshi defeats Akechi Mitsuhide.
  • Jul 22 Willem of Orange moves from Antwerp to Delft

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Aug 22 King James VI of Scotland captured

King of Great Britain James I and VI
King of Great Britain
James I and VI
  • Aug 23 French van Valois pays tribute to earl of Flanders
  • Oct 4 Last Julian calender day in Spain/Portugal/pontifical states
  • Oct 5 Gregorian calendar introduced in Italy and other Catholic countries
  • Oct 15 Many Catholic countries switch to Gregorian calendar, skip 10 days
  • Dec 10 France begins use of Gregorian calendar
  • Dec 14 Zealand/Brabant Neth adopt Gregorian calendar, tomorrow is 12/25
  • Dec 15 Leidse university names Rembert Dodoens prof of botany/medicine
  • Dec 15 Spanish Netherlands/Denmark/Norway adopt Gregorian calendar
  • Dec 21 Flanders adopts Gregorian calendar, tomorrow is Jan 1 1583
  • Dec 25 Zealand/Brabant adopts Gregorian calendar, yesterday was Dec 14th