On This Day

What Happened in 1588

Historical Events

  • May 28 Spanish Armada under the Duke of Medina-Sidonia departs Lisbon to invade England
  • Jul 29 The Battle of Gravelines - Spanish Armada damaged and scattered by the English fleet
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World Leaders in 1588

Famous People Who Died in 1588

  • Jan 17 Qi Jiguang, Chinese general, dies at 59
  • Feb 9 Marquis of Santa Cruz, Spanish admiral, dies
  • Feb 10 Joost Sybrantsz Buyck, Amsterdam merchant/regent, dies at about 82
  • Feb 24 Johann Weyer, Dutch physician and occultist
  • Mar 10 Theodor Zwinger, Swiss physician and scholar, dies at 54

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