1587 in History

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Events in History

  • Jan 29 Deventer & Zutphen surrender to Spain

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Feb 1 Queen Elizabeth I of England signs death warrant for her cousin, Mary Stuart, Queen of Scots

Queen of Scotland Mary Stuart
Queen of Scotland
Mary Stuart
  • Mar 1 Puritan English parliamentary leader Sir Peter Wentworth confined in London Tower
  • Apr 29 Sir Frances Drake sails into Cadiz Spain & sinks Spanish fleet ("singeing the King of Spain's beard")
  • Jul 22 2nd English colony forms on Roanoke Island off NC
  • Aug 5 Spanish troops conquer Lock
  • Aug 18 Saul Wahl is elected King of Poland, according to legend.

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Aug 19 Sigismund III becomes King of Poland and Grand Duke of Lithuania

  • Oct 20 Battle at Coultras: Henri van Navarra beats Catholic League
  • Oct 31 Leiden University Library opens its doors after its founding in 1575.
  • Nov 24 Battle at Auneau: Henri de Guise wins
  • Nov 27 Dutch county of Groningen flooded by failure of dyke
  • Dec 17 The Earl of Leicester's army leaves Netherlands

Birthdays in History

  • Jan 5 Xu Xiake, Chinese geographer (d. 1641)
  • Jan 6 Gaspar de Guzman, Count of Olivares, Premier of Spain (1621-43)
  • Jan 8 Johannes Fabricius, Denmark, astronomer (discovered sunspots)
  • Jan 16 Alexander Adriaenssen, Flemish painter
  • May 8 Victor Amadeus I, Duke of Savoy (d. 1637)
  • Aug 18 1st English child born in New World (Virginia Dare)
  • Nov 16 Joost van den Vondel, Dutch poet/dramatist (Jephtha), born in Cologne, Germany
  • Dec 25 Margarita of Austria, queen of Philip III of Spain (d. 1611)

Deaths in History


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Feb 8 Mary Stuart, Queen of Scots (1560-87), beheaded at 44 [NS=Feb 18]

Queen of Scotland Mary Stuart
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Mary Stuart
  • Mar 30 Ralph Sadler, English statesman (b. 1507)
  • Apr 8 John Foxe, English writer (b. 1516)
  • Apr 18 John Foxe, author (Book of Martyrs), dies
  • May 18 Felix van Cantalice, Italian saint, dies
  • Jul 6 Michael Lauterbeck, assassinated Fries viceroy Willem Louis, executed
  • Oct 19 Francesco I de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany (b. 1541)