1592 in History

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Events in History

  • Jan 30 Ippolito Aldobrandini elected Pope Clement VIII
  • May 29 Battle of Sacheon: Korean navy led by Admiral Yi Sun Shin repels a Japanese fleet - first use of Korean Turtle ship

Birthdays in History

  • Jan 5 Shah Jahan, 5th Mughal Emperor of India (1628-58) who built the Taj Mahal for his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal, born in Lahore, Mughal Empire (d. 1666)
  • Jan 14 Sjihab al-Din Sultan Choerram Sjah Djahan, leader of India
  • Jan 22 Pierre Gassendi, Champtercier Provence, scientist/philosopher
  • Mar 28 Jan Amos Komensky [Comenius], Moravia, Czech-speaking Moravian teacher, educator and writer
  • Apr 14 Abraham Elsevier, book publisher/publisher
  • Apr 20 John Eliot, St Germans Cornwall, English MP/author
  • Apr 28 George Villiers, 1st duke of Buckingham/English admiral
  • May 1 Johann A Schall von Bell, German missionaries/astronomer
  • May 8 Francis Quarles, English poet (Argalus & Parthenia, Emblems)
  • May 13 John Cloppenburg, vicar/theologist
  • Jul 10 Pierre d'Hozier, French historian (d. 1660)
  • Aug 12 Willem earl of Nassau-Siegen, Dutch gov (Fort Emmerik/Heusden)
  • Aug 28 George Villiers, 1st duke of Buckingham/PM (1625-28)
  • Oct 22 Gustaf Horn, Swedish soldier and politician (d. 1657)
  • Nov 5 Charles Chauncy, English-born president of Harvard College (d. 1672)

Deaths in History

  • Jan 5 Willem II, Duke of Gulik/Kleef/Gelre, dies at about 75
  • Jan 6 John Casimir of Simmern, German prince and regent for his nephew, Elector Frederick IV (b. 1543)
  • Feb 13 Jacopo Bassano, Italian painter
  • Mar 10 Michiel Coxcie, Flemish (court)painter/carpet designer, dies
  • Apr 22 Bartolommeo Ammanati, Italian sculptor/architect, dies at 80
  • Jul 26 Armand de Gontaut, baron de Biron, French soldier (b. 1524)
  • Sep 3 Robert Greene, English writer (b. 1558)
  • Sep 13 Michel de Montaigne, French writer (b. 1533)
  • Nov 17 John III of Sweden (b. 1537)
  • Nov 27 Nakagawa Hidemasa, Japanese samurai commander (b. 1568)
  • Nov 27 John III, King of Sweden (1568-92), dies at 54
  • Dec 2 Alexander Farnese, land guardian of Neth (1579-92), dies at 46