On This Day

Famous People Who Died in 1589

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