On This Day

What Happened in June 1588

Historical Events

  • Jun 19 Spanish Armada heavily destroyed in storm at Coruna

Famous Birthdays

  • Jun 9 Johann Andreas Herbst, German composer, born in Nuremberg
  • Jun 11 George Wither, English writer (Abuses Stript and Whipt), born in Hampshire, England (d. 1667)

Famous Deaths

  • Jun 10 Valentin Weigel, German mystic, dies
  • Jun 18 Anna van Nassau, daughter of William the Silent and his second wife, Anna of Saxony and wife of William Louis, Count of Nassau-Dillenburg, dies at 24
  • Jun 18 Robert Crowley, English printer and poet