1584 in History

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Events in History

  • Jan 7 Last day of the Julian calendar in Bohemia & Holy Roman empire
  • Jan 17 Bohemia adopts Gregorian calendar
  • Jan 22 Parts of Switzerland adopt Gregorian calendar (& parts in 1812)

1stHistoric Invention

Mar 25 Sir Walter Raleigh renews Humphrey Gilbert's patent to explore North America

Explorer Walter Raleigh
Explorer
Walter Raleigh
  • Apr 7 Ieper surrenders to duke Van Parma
  • May 16 7 Westfriese towns divide monasteries of Egmond/Blokker/St-Pietersdal
  • May 30 Earl Adolf of Nieuwenaar and Meurs becomes viceroy of Gelderland
  • Jul 10 Spanish army leader Richebourg conquers Liefkenshoek, Belgium
  • Sep 15 San Lorenzo del Escorial Palace in Madrid finished
  • Sep 17 Gent surrenders to Duke of Parma
  • Nov 10 Willem Louis of Nassau appointed viceroy of Friesland
  • Nov 23 English parliament expels Jesuits

Birthdays in History


Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jan 29 Frederick Henry, Prince of Orange and stadtholder of Holland, Zeeland, Utrecht, Guelders, and Overijssel (1625-47), born in Delft, Dutch Republic (d. 1647)

Prince of Orange Frederick Henry
Prince of Orange
Frederick Henry
  • Feb 12 Casparus Barleaus, Flemish theologist/poet (Muiderkring)
  • Mar 29 Ferdinando Fairfax, 2nd Lord Fairfax of Cameron, English general (d. 1648)
  • Apr 13 Albert VI of Bavaria (d. 1666)
  • Aug 13 Theophilus Howard, 2nd Earl of Suffolk, English politician (d. 1640)
  • Sep 11 Thomas Erpenius, [van Erpe], Dutch orientalist/arabist (grammar)
  • Sep 16 Matthias Gallas, Austria earl of Campo/duke of Lucerna/general-major
  • Nov 18 Gaspar de Crayer, Flemish painter, born in Antwerp
  • Dec 4 John Cotton, Puritan clergyman in Mass Bay colony
  • Dec 16 John Selden, English jurist and oriental scholar (d. 1654)

Deaths in History

  • Jan 4 Tobias Stimmer, Swiss painter/cartoonist/playwright, dies at 44
  • Jan 30 Jonker Wigbold van Ewsum, mister of Nienoord, dies in battle
  • Jan 30 Pieter Jansz Pourbus, Flemish painter, dies
  • Mar 10 Thomas Norton, English politician and writer (b. 1532)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Mar 28 Ivan IV [Ivan the Terrible], Russian tsar (1547-84), dies at 53 [O.S. 18 Mar]

Russian Tsar Ivan the Terrible
Russian Tsar
Ivan the Terrible
  • May 18 Ikeda Motosuke, Japanese samurai commander (b. 1559)
  • Jun 10 Francois-Hercule de Valois, French crown prince, dies at 28
  • Jun 19 François, Duke of Anjou (b. 1555)
  • Jul 10 William I "the Silent" [William of Orange], Earl of Nassau, assassinated at 51 in his home in Delft, Holland, by Balthasar Gérard
  • Jul 12 Steven Borough, English explorer, dies at 58
  • Jul 23 John Day, English printer (b. 1522)
  • Aug 4 John van Hembyze, South Netherlands Calvinist, dies at 71
  • Aug 22 Jan Kochanowski, Polish writer (b. 1530)
  • Nov 3 Charles Borromeo, Italian Roman Catholic cardinal (b. 1538)