On This Day

What Happened in 1592

Historical Events

  • Jan 30 Ippolito Aldobrandini elected Pope Clement VIII
  • Mar 14 "Ultimate Pi day": on this day at 6.53am is the largest correspondence between calendar dates and significant digits of pi, since the introduction of the Julian calendar (3.14159265358)
  • May 29 Battle of Sacheon: Korean navy led by Admiral Yi Sun Shin repels a Japanese fleet - first use of Korean Turtle ship

World Leaders in 1592

Famous People in 1592

Famous Deaths

  • Jan 5 Willem II, Duke of Gulik/Kleef/Gelre, dies at about 75
  • Jan 6 John Casimir of Simmern, German prince and regent for his nephew, Elector Frederick IV (b. 1543)
  • Feb 13 Jacopo Bassano, Italian painter
  • Feb 29 Alessandro Striggio, Italian composer (b. 1540)
  • Mar 10 Michiel Coxcie, Flemish (court) painter and carpet designer, dies

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