On This Day

Historical Events in 1594

Scientific Discovery

Jan 29 Mathematician John Napier dedicates his "Plaine Discovery of the Whole Revelation of St. John" to King James VI, predicts end of the world in 1688 or 1700

Royal Coronation

Feb 19 Having already inherited the throne of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth through his mother, Catherine Jagellonica of Poland, Sigismund III of the House of Vasa is crowned King of Sweden, succeeding his father John III of Sweden.

Royal Coronation

Feb 27 Henry IV crowned King of France

  • Mar 12 Company of Distant established for business on East-Indies
  • Mar 22 French King Henry IV festival in Paris
  • Apr 15 Fleming Pieter Stevens appointed royal painter of Rudolf II (Prague)
  • May 22 Siege of Spanish held city of Groningen begins led by Dutch and English army led by Maurice of Orange
  • Jun 11 Philip II recognized the rights and privileges of the local nobles and chieftains in the Philippines, which paves way to the creation of the PrincipalĂ­a (i.e., elite ruling class of native nobility in Spanish Philippines)
  • Jul 23 Dutch city Groningen held by Spain surrenders to Dutch and England army led by Maurice of Orange