On This Day

November 1579 in History

Events in History

Historic Event

Nov 3 Francis Drake arrives at Ternate in the East Indies and makes a trade treaty with the Sultan of Ternate, buys a cargo of cloves [1]

Birthdays in History

  • Nov 11 Frans Snyders, Flemish painter of animals, born in Antwerp, Spanish Netherlands (d. 1657)

Deaths in History

  • Nov 15 Ferenc D├ívid, Hungarian religious reformer (b. 1510)
  • Nov 21 Thomas Gresham, English merchant and financier