1582 in History

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Events in History

  • 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 Honnō-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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Birthdays in History

  • Jan 28 John Barclay, Scottish satirist/poet (Euphormio's Satyricon) born Pont-à-Mousson France
  • Apr 8 Phineas Fletcher, English poet, born in Cranbrook (d. 1650)
  • May 28 William Fiennes, 1st Viscount Saye and Sele, English statesman (d. 1662)
  • Aug 28 Taichang Emperor, of the Ming dynasty of China (d. 1620)
  • Oct 17 Johann Gerhard, German Lutheran leader (d. 1637)
  • Oct 19 Dmitry Ivanovich [Dmitry of Uglich], Russian Tsarevich and son of Ivan IV "the Terrible" (d. 1591)
  • Oct 21 Johan Ernst earl of Nassau-Siegen, military/son of Johan VII
  • Nov 27 Pierre Dupuy, French scholar (d. 1651)

Weddings in History


HeartWedding of Interest

Nov 28 Playwright & poet William Shakespeare marries Anne Hathaway


Deaths in History

  • Mar 18 Jean Jaurequi, Basque attacker of William of Orange, killed by William's guards
  • May 5 Charlotte de Bourbon, Princess of Orange, dies
  • Jun 21 Oda Nobunaga, Japanese warlord (b. 1534)
  • Jun 23 Shimizu Muneharu, Japanese military leader (b. 1537)
  • Jul 2 Akechi Mitsuhide, Japanese samurai (b. 1528)
  • Sep 28 George Buchanan, Scottish historian (b. 1506)
  • Oct 4 Theresia van Avila, Spanish mystic writer, dies
  • Dec 11 Fernando Alvarez de Toledo, marquis of Soria, dies at about 75