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
  • May 18 Playwright Thomas Kyd's accusations of heresy lead to an arrest warrant for Christopher Marlowe.
  • Jun 22 Battle of Sisak: Allied Christian troops defeat the Turks.
  • Jun 28 Earl Mauritius conquers Geertruidenberg
  • 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
  • May 20 Jacob Jordaens, Flemish barok 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