On This Day

What Happened in July 1590

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 6 English admiral Francis Drake takes Portuguese Forts at Taag

Admiral and Navigator Francis Drake
Admiral and Navigator
Francis Drake
  • Jul 19 King Philip II's secretary Antonio Perez escapes jail

Famous Birthdays

  • Jul 13 Clement X [Emilio Altieri], Italian Pope (1670-76), born in Rome (d. 1676)
  • Jul 29 Gilles Hayne, Flemish composer, born in Li├Ęge (d. 1650) baptismal date

Famous Deaths

  • Jul 10 Archduke Charles II of Austria (b. 1540)
  • Jul 16 Bartholomaeus of Braga [Fernandez], Dominican theologian and Archbishop Emeritus of Braga, dies at 76