On This Day

What Happened in July 1584

Historical Events

  • Jul 10 Spanish army leader Richebourg conquers Liefkenshoek, Belgium

Famous Deaths

  • Jul 10 William I "the Silent" [William of Orange], Earl of Nassau, assassinated at 51 in his home in Delft, Holland, by Balthasar GĂ©rard
  • Jul 12 Steven Borough, English explorer, dies at 58
  • Jul 23 John Day, English protestant printer (Book of Martyrs) (b. 1522)