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What Happened in 1589

Historical Events in 1589

  • Jan 26 Job is elected as Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia
  • Apr 10 Spanish troops conquer Geertruidenberg
  • Aug 1 Assassination of French King Henry III by friar Jacques ClĂ©ment
  • Sep 21 Battle at Arques: French King Henry IV beats Catholic League

Famous People in 1589

World Leaders in 1589

Famous People Who Died in 1589

  • Jan 5 Catherine de' Medici, Italian born Queen consort to Henry II of France and later regent to her sons, dies at 69
  • Feb 19 Saint Philothei, Orthodox martyr and Patron of Athens (b. 1522)
  • Mar 2 Alessandro Cardinal Farnese, Italian cardinal (b. 1520)
  • Mar 22 Lodovico Guicciardini, Italian historian (Descrittione di Tutti), dies at 67
  • Jul 1 Christophe Plantin, French/Belgian book publisher, dies

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