1589 in History

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Events in History

  • Jan 26 Job is elected as Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia.
  • Apr 10 Spanish troops conquer Geertruidenberg
  • Aug 1 Assassination of French King Henry III by friar Jacques Clément

Victory in battleVictory in Battle

Sep 21 Battle at Arques: French King Henry IV beats Catholic League


Birthdays in History

  • Jan 8 Ivan [Dzivo F] Gundulic, Dalmatisch writer (Dubravka)
  • Feb 5 Honorat de Brueil seigneur de Racan, French playwright/poet
  • Feb 5 Esteban Manuel de Villegas, Spanish poet (d. 1669)
  • Feb 7 Jacob de Witt, Dutch mayor (Dordrecht)/mathematician
  • Mar 3 Gisbertus Voetius, [Gijsbert Voet], Dutch reformed theologist
  • Mar 19 William Bradford, gov of Plymouth colony for 30 years (baptized)
  • Jul 9 Johannes a Sancto Thoma, [Poinset], Portuguese theologist
  • Oct 7 Maria Magdalena of Austria, Grand Duchess of Tuscany (d. 1631)

Deaths in History

  • Jan 5 Catherine de' Medici, Queen mother of France, dies at 69
  • Feb 19 Saint Philothei, Orthodox martyr and Patron of Athens (b. 1522)
  • Mar 2 Alessandro Cardinal Farnese, Italian cardinal (b. 1520)
  • Mar 22 Lodovico Guicciardini, Italian historian, dies at 67
  • Jul 1 Christophe Plantin, French/Belgian book publisher, dies
  • Aug 1 Jacques Clément, French assassin of Henry III of France (b. 1567)
  • Aug 2 Henry III, king of Poland/France (1573-89), assassinated at 37
  • Aug 10 Maarten Schenck Nideggen, Dutch army leader, drowned at about 49
  • Aug 11 Maarten Schenck van Nideggen, lt col (80 year war), dies at about 49
  • Sep 16 Michael Baius, Flemish theologian (b. 1513)
  • Oct 18 Adolf van Nieuwenaar & Meurs, viceroy of Utrecht, dies in battle
  • Nov 14 Philipp Apianus [Bennewitz/Bienewitz], German geographer, dies at 58