On This Day

Famous People Who Died in 1584

  • Jan 4 Tobias Stimmer, Swiss painter (Strasbourg astronomical clock), dies at 44
  • Jan 30 Jonker Wigbold van Ewsum, mister of Nienoord, dies in battle
  • Jan 30 Pieter Jansz Pourbus, Flemish painter, dies
  • Mar 10 Thomas Norton, English politician and writer (b. 1532)

Person of interestIvan the Terrible

Mar 28 Ivan IV [Ivan the Terrible], Russian tsar (1547-84), dies at 53 [O.S. 18 Mar]

Russian Tsar Ivan the Terrible
Russian Tsar
Ivan the Terrible
  • May 18 Ikeda Motosuke, Japanese samurai commander (b. 1559)
  • Jun 10 Francois-Hercule de Valois, French crown prince, dies at 28
  • Jun 19 François, Duke of Anjou (b. 1555)
  • Jul 10 William I "the Silent" [William of Orange], Earl of Nassau, assassinated at 51 in his home in Delft, Holland, by Balthasar Gérard
  • Jul 12 Steven Borough, English explorer, dies at 58
  • Jul 23 John Day, English printer (b. 1522)
  • Aug 4 John van Hembyze, Flemish Calvinist, dies at 71
  • Aug 22 Jan Kochanowski, Polish writer (b. 1530)
  • Nov 3 Saint Charles Borromeo, Italian cardinal and Archbishop of Milan (1564-84), dies at 46