1595 in History

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Events in History

  • Jan 17 King Henry IV of France declares war on Spain

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Jan 29 William Shakespeare's play Romeo and Juliet is thought to have been first performed. The play was officially published in early 1597.

  • Apr 2 Cornelis de Houtman's ships depart to Asia through Cape of Good Hope

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May 2 King Philip II names Albrecht of Austria land guardian of Netherlands

King of Spain Philip II
King of Spain
Philip II
  • May 24 Nomenclator of Leiden University Library appears, the first printed catalog of an institutional library.

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Jul 19 Astronomer Johannes Kepler has an epiphany and develops his theory of the geometrical basis of the universe

Astronomer Johannes Kepler
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Johannes Kepler
  • Jul 21 Alvara Mendana discovers Marquesas Island
  • Aug 23 Michael the Brave confronts the Ottoman army in the Battle of Calugareni.
  • Sep 17 Pope Clemens VIII recognizes Henry IV as king of France
  • Oct 9 The Spanish army captures Cambrai
  • Oct 28 Battle at Giurgevo: Zsigmond Bathory of Transylvania beats Turks

Birthdays in History

  • Jan 6 Claude Favre de Vaugelas, French man of letters (d. 1650)
  • Feb 2 Jacob van Campen, painter/architect (New Church, Amsterdam)
  • Feb 24 Matthias C Sarbiewski, [Sarbievius], Polish jesuit/poet
  • May 27 Benedictus Carpzovius, [Benedikt Carpzov], German lawyer
  • Jun 9 Władysław IV Vasa, King of Poland (1632-48), born in Kraków (d. 1648)
  • Oct 2 Jacob Louys, Flemish engraver
  • Oct 18 Edward Winslow, Plymouth Colony founder (d. 1655)
  • Nov 27 Alessandro Algardi, Italian sculptor/architect
  • Dec 4 Jean Chapelain, French writer (d. 1674)

Weddings in History

  • Apr 15 Willem I's daughter of Elisabeth of Nassau marries duke Henri de la Tour d'Auvergne of Broth

Deaths in History

  • Jan 5 Ercole Procaccini, Italian painter, dies
  • Jan 15 Murat III, Ottoman Sultan (b. 1546)
  • Jan 16 Murad III, sultan of Turkey (1574-95), dies
  • Jan 24 Ferdinand II of Austria (b. 1529)
  • Feb 12 Archduke Ernest of Austria, Governor of the Spanish Netherlands (b. 1553)
  • Feb 20 Ernst, archduke of Austria, dies at 41
  • Feb 21 Robert Southwell, English Jesuit/poet, hanged
  • Mar 4 Robert Southwell, English poet, hanged for becoming a Catholic priest
  • Apr 25 Torquato Tasso, Italian poet/playwright, dies at 51
  • May 25 Valens Acidalius, German critic and poet (b. 1567)
  • May 26 Philippus Nerius, [Filippo Neri], Italian merchant/saint, dies at 79
  • Aug 26 Antonio, Prior of Crato, claimant to the throne of Portugal (b. 1531)
  • Oct 15 Abu al-Faiz ibn Mubarak Faizi, Persian-Dutch E indies poet, dies at 48
  • Nov 8 Peter Opmeer, church historian/humanist, dies at 69
  • Nov 12 John Hawkins, English navigator/treasurer of the Navy, dies at 63
  • Nov 29 Alonso de Ercilla y Zúñiga, Basque soldier and poet (b. 1533)
  • Dec 10 Reynier Cant, mayor of Amsterdam, dies at about 59
  • Dec 11 Philip III van Croij, prince of Chimay/general, dies at 69