Historical Events in 1591

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  • Jan 18th King Naresuan of Siam kills Crown Prince Minchit Sra of Burma in single combat, for which this date is now observed marked as Royal Thai Armed Forces day.
  • Feb 3rd German monarchy forms Protestant Union of Torgau
  • Mar 1st Pope Gregory XIV threatens to excommunicate French King Henri IV
  • Mar 13th Battle at Tondibi: Moroccan army under Judar defeats Sultan Askia Ishaq II of Songhai
  • Apr 19th Chartres surrenders to king Henri IV in France
  • May 20th Spanish troops in Zutphen surrenders to Willem Louis/Mauritius
  • Jun 20th Mauritius & Willem van Nassau occupy Devente
  • Aug 18th Governor of Roanoke Island colony returns from England to find everyone in the colony had disappeared [or Aug 17, 1590]
  • Aug 19th French King Henri IV occupies Rouen
  • Sep 9th -10] Battle at Flores Azores: Spanish beat English
  • Sep 21st French bishops recognize Henri IV as king of France
  • Oct 21st Nijmegen surrenders to Earl Mauritius van Nassau
  • Oct 29th Giovanni A Facchinetti elected as Pope Innocentius IX
  • Nov 12th Castiliaans army occupies Zaragoza