Historical Events in 1582

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

Person-of-interestPerson of Interest

Aug 22nd King James VI of Scotland captured

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