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What Happened in 1590

Important Events in 1590

  • Mar 14 Battle of Ivry: French King Henry IV beats Catholic League during French Wars of Religion
  • Aug 17 Governor of Roanoke Island colony, John White, returns from England to find no trace of the colonists he had left there 3 years earlier [or Aug 18, 1591]

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Famous People Born in 1590

  • Mar 18 Manuel de Faria e Sousa, Portuguese historian and poet (d. 1649)
  • Apr 18 Ahmed I, 14th Sultan of the Ottoman Emperor (1603-17); constructed the Blue Mosque, born in Manisa Palace, Manisa, Ottoman Empire (d. 1617)
  • May 12 Cosimo II de Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany (d. 1621)
  • Jun 24 Samuel Ampzing, Dutch poet (Taelbericht der Neth Spellinge), born in Haarlem, Netherlands (d. 1632)
  • Jul 13 Clement X [Emilio Altieri], Italian Pope (1670-76), born in Rome (d. 1676)

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Famous People in 1590

World Leaders in 1590

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Pope Urban VII dies 13 days after being chosen as the Pope, making his reign the shortest papacy in history.

On September 27, 1590

Famous People Who Died in 1590

  • Jan 7 Jacob Andreae, German theologist (Formulae Concordiae), dies at 61
  • Feb 1 Lawrence Humphrey, English clergyman & educator, dies at 63
  • Feb 4 Gioseffo Zarlino, composer, dies at 73
  • Feb 12 Francois Hotman/Hotomanus, French lawyer and diplomat (Anti-Tribonien), dies at 65
  • Mar 14 Philip van Egmont, general/prince of Gavere, dies in battle at Ivry at 30

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