1586 in History

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Events in History

  • Jan 15 Battle at Boxum: Spanish troops under Tassis beat state army
  • Feb 4 Robert Dudley, earl of Leicester, becomes governor-general of the States General of the United Provinces (Netherlands)
  • Mar 8 Johan van Oldenbarnevelt becomes Dutch chief legal advisor
  • Jun 19 English colonists sailed from Roanoke Island NC

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Jul 27 Sir Walter Raleigh brings first tobacco to England from Virginia

Explorer Walter Raleigh
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Walter Raleigh
  • Jul 28 Sir Thomas Harriot introduces potatoes to Europe on return to England
  • Sep 22 Battle at Zutphen: Dutch army, assisted by the English, against the Spanish
  • Oct 14 Mary Queen of Scots goes on trial for conspiracy against Elizabeth
  • Dec 3 Sir Thomas Herriot introduces potatoes to England from Colombia
  • Dec 15 Laevinus Torrentius, becomes bishop of Antwerp
  • Dec 17 Go-Yōzei becomes 107th Emperor of Japan.

Birthdays in History

  • Apr 17 John Ford, English dramatist ('Tis Pity She's a Whore)
  • Apr 20 Saint Rose of Lima, Peruvian saint (d. 1617)
  • Jul 5 Thomas Hooker, Connecticut colonist (d. 1647)
  • Jul 7 Thomas Howard, 21st Earl of Arundel, English statesman (d. 1646)
  • Aug 8 Adolf, earl of Nassau-Siegen
  • Aug 14 William Hutchinson, Rhode Island colonist (d. 1642)
  • Aug 17 Johann V Andreae, German vicar/writer (Christenburg)
  • Oct 9 Jan III van Foreest, lawyer/poet/mayor of Hoorn
  • Oct 9 Archduke Leopold V of Austria (d. 1632)
  • Dec 6 Niccolò Zucchi, Italian astronomer (d. 1670)
  • Dec 29 Francisco de Moncada, Spanish earl of Osuna/marquis of Aytona

Deaths in History

  • Jan 18 Margaret of Austria, regent of The Netherlands (b. 1522)
  • Jan 25 Lucas Cranach "the Young", German painter, dies at 70
  • Mar 20 Richard Maitland, Scottish statesman and historian (b. 1496)
  • Apr 8 Martin Chemnitz, Lutheran reformer and theologian (b. 1522)
  • May 5 Henry Sidney, Lord Deputy of Ireland (b. 1529)
  • Jun 28 Primož Trubar, Slovenian Protestant reformer (b. 1508)
  • Sep 20 Anthony Babington, page/conspirator to Mary Stuart, executed at 24
  • Sep 21 Antoine Perrenot de Granvelle, viceroy of Naples (1571-75), dies at 69
  • Oct 17 Philip Sidney, English poet/diplomat, dies in battle at 32
  • Dec 12 Stefan Batory, King of Poland (b. 1533)