On This Day

Historical Events in August 1585

BeatificationExcommunication

Aug 8 Pope Sixtus excommunicates Henry of Navarre (Henry IV)

  • Aug 8 John Davis enters Cumberland Sound in search of the Northwest Passage

AgreementTreaty of Interest

Aug 10 English Queen Elizabeth I signs Treaty of Nonsuch: Aid for Netherlands

Queen of England and Ireland Elizabeth I
Queen of England and Ireland
Elizabeth I
  • Aug 14 Queen Elizabeth I of England refuses sovereignty of Netherlands
  • Aug 17 Antwerp surrenders after 8 months siege by Duke of Parma
  • Aug 27 Duke of Parma's troops occupy Antwerp