On This Day

What Happened in September 1588

Famous Birthdays

  • Sep 1 Henry II, Prince of CondĂ©, French nobleman (d. 1646)
  • Sep 8 Marin Mersenne, French mathematician (Number of Mersenne), born in OizĂ©, Maine, France (d. 1648)
  • Sep 10 Nicholas Lanier, English composer, born in London (d. 1666)

Famous Deaths

  • Sep 4 Robert Dudley, English Earl of Leicester, favourite of Elizabeth I, dies at 87