On This Day

What Happened in November 1579

Historical Events

Treaty of Interest

Nov 3 Francis Drake arrives at Ternate in the East Indies and makes a trade treaty with the Sultan of Ternate, buys a cargo of cloves [1]

Famous Birthdays

  • Nov 11 Frans Snyders, Flemish painter of animals, born in Antwerp, Spanish Netherlands (d. 1657)
  • Nov 22 Johannes Stalpaert van der Wiele, Dutch lawyer, pastor and lyricist, born in The Hague, Netherlands (d. 1630)

Famous Deaths

  • Nov 15 Ferenc D├ívid, Hungarian religious reformer (b. 1510)
  • Nov 21 Thomas Gresham, English merchant and financier