1594 in History

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Events in History


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Feb 19 Having already inherited the throne of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth through his mother, Catherine Jagellonica of Poland, Sigismund III of the House of Vasa is crowned King of Sweden, succeeding his father John III of Sweden.

  • Feb 27 Henry IV crowned king of France
  • Mar 12 Company of Distant established for business on East-Indies
  • Mar 22 French King Henry IV festival in Paris
  • Apr 15 Fleming Pieter Stevens appointed royal painter of Rudolf II (Prague)
  • May 22 Earl Mauritius & Willem Louis begins siege of Groningen

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Jun 11 Philip II recognized the rights and privileges of the local nobles and chieftains in the Philippines, which paves way to the creation of the Principalía (i.e., elite ruling class of native nobility in Spanish Philippines).

King of Spain Philip II
King of Spain
Philip II
  • Jul 23 Groningen surrenders to Count Mauritius/Willem Louis

Birthdays in History

  • Mar 25 Maria Tesselschade Roemers Visscher, Dutch writer
  • May 1 John Haynes, Massachusetts colonial magistrate
  • May 29 Gottfried Heinrich Graf zu Pappenheim, Bavarian general (d. 1632)
  • Jun 15 Nicolas Poussin, French painter (d. 1665)
  • Nov 17 Johan van Beverwijck, Dutch physician/writer (Treasure of Health)
  • Nov 30 John Cosin, English clergyman (d. 1672)
  • Dec 9 Gustavus II Adolphus, king who made Sweden a major power (1611-32)

Deaths in History

  • Apr 29 Thomas Cooper, English bishop, lexicographer, and writer
  • May 4 Paul Buys, Grand Pensionary of Holland, dies at 62
  • May 31 Tintoretto, Italian Mannerist painter, dies at 75
  • Jun 3 Michel Renichon, priest, executed
  • Jun 3 John Aylmer, English political theorist (b. 1521)
  • Jul 16 Thomas Kyd, English dramatist (The Spanish Tragedy), dies at 35
  • Jul 24 John Boste, Catholic saint and martyr (b. 1544)
  • Oct 16 William Allen, English cardinal/founder seminary of Douai, dies at 62
  • Nov 22 Martin Frobisher, English vice-admiral/explorer, dies
  • Dec 5 Gerardus Mercator, Flemish philosopher/cartographer, dies at 82