On This Day

Famous People Who Died in 1589

Catherine de' Medici

Jan 5 Catherine de' Medici, Italian born Queen consort to Henry II of France and later regent to her sons, dies at 69

Queen Consort and Regent of France Catherine de' Medici
Queen Consort and Regent of France
Catherine de' Medici
  • Feb 19 Saint Philothei, Orthodox martyr and Patron of Athens (b. 1522)
  • Mar 2 Alessandro Cardinal Farnese, Italian cardinal (b. 1520)
  • Mar 22 Lodovico Guicciardini, Italian historian (Descrittione di Tutti), dies at 67
  • Jul 1 Christophe Plantin, French/Belgian book publisher, dies
  • Aug 1 Jacques ClĂ©ment, French assassin of Henry III of France (b. 1567)
  • Aug 2 Henry III, King of Poland and France (1573-89), assassinated at 37
  • Aug 10 Maarten Schenck Nideggen, Dutch army leader, drowned at about 49
  • Aug 11 Maarten Schenck van Nideggen, lt col (80 year war), dies at about 49
  • Sep 16 Michael Baius, Flemish theologian (b. 1513)
  • Oct 18 Adolf van Nieuwenaar & Meurs, viceroy of Utrecht, dies in battle
  • Nov 14 Philipp Apianus [Bennewitz/Bienewitz], German mathematician and geographer, dies at 58