On This Day

What Happened in November 1581

Historical Events

Ivan the Terrible Kills His Son

Nov 16 Tsar Ivan the Terrible attacks his son and heir, Ivan Ivanovich, with a scepter after an argument leading to the latter's death three days later

Historic Event

Nov 19 Tsarevich Ivan Ivanovich dies after being attacked by his father Ivan the Terrible three days earlier

  • Nov 29 Doornik (Tournai) surrenders to Duke of Parma

Famous Deaths

  • Nov 7 Richard Davies, Welsh bishop and scholar