On This Day

What Happened in June 1583

Historical Events

  • Jun 17 Brabant: Duke of Parma beats French mercenaries
  • Jun 18 Richard Martin of London takes out first life insurance policy, on William Gibbons; premium was £383

Famous Birthdays

  • Jun 16 Axel Gustafson Oxenstierna, Swedish earl/chancellor/regent
  • Jun 20 Jacob De la Gardie, Swedish soldier and statesman (1st Governor-General of Swedish Livonia), born in Reval (Tallinn), Swedish Estonia (d. 1652)

Famous Deaths

  • Jun 6 Nakagawa Kiyohide, Japanese warlord (b. 1556)
  • Jun 9 Thomas Radclyffe, 3rd Earl of Sussex, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland