Historical Events in 1593

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  • Jan 5 William Louis of Nassau becomes governor/viceroy of Drenthe
  • Jan 27 Vatican opens 7 year trial against scholar Giordano Bruno
  • Mar 1 The Uppsala Synod is summoned to confirm the exact forms of the Lutheran Church of Sweden.
  • Mar 23 English Separatist Puritans John Greenwood and Henry Barrowe tried and sentenced to death on the charge of devising and circulating seditious books
  • May 18 Playwright Thomas Kyd's accusations of heresy lead to an arrest warrant for Christopher Marlowe.
  • Jun 22 Battle of Sisak: Allied Christian troops defeat the Turks.
  • Jun 28 Earl Mauritius conquers Geertruidenberg
  • Jul 25 France's Protestant King Henry IV converts to Roman Catholic faith
  • Oct 24 Alleged teleportation of Spanish soldier Gil Perez from the Philippines to Mexico
  • Dec 15 State of Holland grants patent on windmill with a crankshaft
  • Dec 24 Storm hits Texel: 40 ships hit, 500 killed