On This Day

What Happened in July 1588

Historical Events

  • Jul 11 French King Henri III accept demands of Catholic League
  • Jul 21 First engagement between the English fleet and the Spanish Armada off the Eddystone Rocks
  • Jul 26 English Admiral John Hawkins knighted for his actions against the Armada
  • Jul 29 The Battle of Gravelines - Spanish Armada damaged and scattered by the English fleet
  • Jul 29 Duke Farneses troops ready for invasion of England

Famous Deaths

  • Jul 17 Mimar Sinan, Ottoman architect and civil engineer for Sultans Suleiman the Magnificent, Selim II, and Murad III, dies at 99