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What Happened in 1594

Historical Events in 1594

  • Jan 29 Mathematician John Napier dedicates his "Plaine Discovery of the Whole Revelation of St. John" to King James VI, predicts end of the world in 1688 or 1700
  • Feb 19 Having already inherited the throne of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth through his mother, Catherine Jagellonica of Poland, Sigismund III of the House of Vasa is crowned King of Sweden, succeeding his father John III of Sweden.
  • Feb 27 Henry IV crowned King of France
  • Mar 12 Company of Distant established for business on East-Indies
  • Mar 22 French King Henry IV festival in Paris
  • Apr 15 Fleming Pieter Stevens appointed royal painter of Rudolf II (Prague)
  • May 22 Earl Mauritius and Willem Louis begins siege of Groningen
  • Jun 11 Philip II recognized the rights and privileges of the local nobles and chieftains in the Philippines, which paves way to the creation of the Principalía (i.e., elite ruling class of native nobility in Spanish Philippines)
  • Jul 23 Groningen surrenders to Count Mauritius/Willem Louis

Famous People Born in 1594

  • Mar 25 Maria Tesselschade Roemers Visscher, Dutch writer
  • Apr 20 Matthäus Appelt, German composer, born in Neustadt, Silesia (d. 1648)
  • Apr 24 Benedikt Lechler, German composer, born in Füssen, Germany (d. 1659)
  • May 1 John Haynes, 5th Governor of the Massachusetts Bay Colony, born in Essex, England (d. 1653)
  • May 29 Gottfried Heinrich Graf zu Pappenheim, Bavarian field marshal, born in Treuchtlingen, Bavaria (d. 1632)

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