On This Day

What Happened in 1582

Historical Events

  • Feb 24 Pope Gregory XIII announces New Style (Gregorian) calendar
  • Oct 4 Last Julian calendar day in Spain, Portugal and pontifical states. To sync to the Gregorian calendar, 10 days are skipped and the next date is Oct 15.

Famous People Born in 1582

  • Jan 28 John Barclay, Scottish satirist writer and poet (Euphormio's Satyricon), born in Pont-à-Mousson, Lorraine, France (d. 1621)
  • Apr 1 Thomas Simpson, English composer who worked in Germany, born in Kent (d. 1628)
  • Apr 8 Phineas Fletcher, English poet, born in Cranbrook (d. 1650)
  • May 1 Marco da Gagliano, Italian opera composer, born in Florence, Italy (d. 1643)
  • May 28 William Fiennes, 1st Viscount Saye and Sele, English statesman, born in Broughton Castle, Banbury, Oxfordshire (d. 1662)

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World Leaders in 1582

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Famous People Who Died in 1582

  • Mar 18 Jean Jaurequi, Basque attacker of William of Orange, killed by William's guards
  • May 5 Charlotte de Bourbon, Princess of Orange, dies
  • Jun 21 Oda Nobunaga, Japanese warlord (b. 1534)
  • Jun 23 Shimizu Muneharu, Japanese military leader (b. 1537)
  • Jul 2 Akechi Mitsuhide, Japanese samurai, killed fleeing the battle of Yamazaki (b. 1528)

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