On This Day

Historical Events in 1593

  • Jan 5 William Louis of Nassau becomes governor/viceroy of Drenthe
  • Jan 27 Vatican opens 7 year trial against scholar Giordano Bruno
  • Mar 1 The Uppsala Synod is summoned to confirm the exact forms of the Lutheran Church of Sweden.
  • Mar 23 English Separatist Puritans John Greenwood and Henry Barrowe tried and sentenced to death on the charge of devising and circulating seditious books
  • Mar 25 Recantation of Loos, Dutch scholar Coinelius Loos recants his earlier written protest against witchcraft persecution in Trier, Germany before officials in Brussels

Historic Event

May 18 Playwright Thomas Kyd's accusations of heresy lead to an arrest warrant for Christopher Marlowe

  • Jun 22 Battle of Sisak: Allied Christian troops defeat the Turks
  • Jun 28 Earl Mauritius conquers Geertruidenberg

Historic Event

Jul 25 France's Protestant King Henry IV converts to Roman Catholic faith

  • Oct 24 Alleged teleportation of Spanish soldier Gil Perez from the Philippines to Mexico
  • Dec 15 State of Holland grants patent on windmill with a crankshaft
  • Dec 24 Storm hits Texel: 40 ships hit, 500 killed