1593 in History

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Events in History

  • Jan 5 William Louis of Nassau becomes governor/viceroy of Drenthe
  • Jan 27 Vatican opens 7 year trial against scholar Giordano Bruno
  • Mar 1 The Uppsala Synod is summoned to confirm the exact forms of the Lutheran Church of Sweden.
  • Mar 23 English Separatist Puritans John Greenwood and Henry Barrowe tried and sentenced to death on the charge of devising and circulating seditious books

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May 18 Playwright Thomas Kyd's accusations of heresy lead to an arrest warrant for Christopher Marlowe.

Dramatist and Playwright Thomas Kyd
Dramatist and Playwright
Thomas Kyd
  • Jun 22 Battle of Sisak: Allied Christian troops defeat the Turks.
  • Jun 28 Earl Mauritius conquers Geertruidenberg

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Jul 25 France's Protestant King Henry IV converts to Roman Catholic faith

  • Oct 24 Alleged teleportation of Spanish soldier Gil Perez from the Philippines to Mexico
  • Dec 15 State of Holland grants patent on windmill with a crankshaft
  • Dec 24 Storm hits Texel: 40 ships hit, 500 killed

Birthdays in History

  • Mar 19 Georges de la Tour, French painter
  • Mar 25 Jean de Br├ębeuf, French Jesuit missionary (d. 1649)
  • Apr 3 George Herbert, English metaphysical poet (5 Mystical Songs)
  • Apr 4 Edward Nicholas, English statesman (d. 1669)
  • Apr 13 Thomas Wentworth, earl of Strafford/Viceroy of Ireland, born in London, England
  • Apr 27 Mumtaz Mahal, Empress consort of Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan, who built the Taj Mahal as her mausoleum and symbol of his undying love, born in Agra, Mughal Empire (d. 1631)
  • May 20 Jacob Jordaens, Flemish baroque artist
  • May 20 Salomo Glassius, German theologian (d. 1656)
  • Jul 8 Artemisia Gentileschi, Italian painter (d. 1653)
  • Aug 9 Izaak Walton, England, biographer/fisherman/writer (Compleat Angler)
  • Aug 23 Fulvio Testi, Italian poet (Pianto d'Italia)
  • Sep 25 Matthew Merian, the Elder, engraver/bookseller
  • Oct 11 Claes P "Nicolaas" Tulip, anatomy/mayor of Amsterdam (1654..71)

Deaths in History

  • Feb 6 Emperor Ogimachi of Japan (b. 1517)
  • Feb 7 Jacques Amyot, French humanist/abbot of Bellozanne, dies at 79
  • Apr 6 Henry Barrow, English puritian/Congressionalist, hanged
  • Apr 6 John Greenwood, English Congressionalist, hanged
  • May 29 John Penry, English congressionalist, executed
  • May 30 Christopher Marlowe, English dramatist (Tamburlaine the Great), stabbed to death in a pub brawl in Deptford.
  • Jun 25 Michele Mercati, Italian physician and gardener (b. 1541)
  • Jul 11 Giuseppe Arcimboldo, 1st surrealist painter, dies (birth date unkn)
  • Jul 25 Steven Haghen, navigator/governor of Ambon (1617-18), dies at 61