On This Day

What Happened in March 1590

Historical Events

  • Mar 4 Mauritius of Nassau's ship reaches Breda
  • Mar 6 Dutch and English army led by Maurice of Nassau captures heavily protected city of Breda using a small assault force hidden in a peat barge

Battle of Ivry

Mar 14 Battle of Ivry: French King Henry IV beats Catholic League during French Wars of Religion

Famous Birthdays

  • Mar 18 Manuel de Faria e Sousa, Portuguese historian and poet (d. 1649)

Famous Deaths

  • Mar 14 Philip van Egmont, general/prince of Gavere, dies in battle at Ivry at 30