On This Day

What Happened in October 1586

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 14 Mary Queen of Scots goes on trial for conspiracy against Elizabeth

Queen of Scotland Mary, Queen of Scots
Queen of Scotland
Mary, Queen of Scots

Famous Birthdays

  • Oct 9 Jan III van Foreest, Dutch lawyer, poet and mayor of Hoorn, born in Alkmaar, Netherlands (d. 1651)
  • Oct 9 Leopold V, Archduke of Austria, born in Graz, Austria (d. 1632)

Famous Deaths

  • Oct 17 Philip Sidney, English Elizabethan era poet (Arcadia) and soldier, dies in battle at 32