On This Day

What Happened in September 1590

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 5 Alexander Farnese's army forces Henry IV of France to raise the siege of Paris

  • Sep 15 Giambattista Catagna elected as Pope Urban VII
  • Sep 27 Pope Urban VII dies 13 days after being chosen as the Pope, making his reign the shortest papacy in history.

Famous Deaths

  • Sep 20 Lodovico Agostini, Italian composer (b. 1534)
  • Sep 21 Ascanio Trombeti, Italian composer, dies at 45
  • Sep 27 Urban VII, [Giambattista Castagna], Italian Pope (1590), dies