Year 1582 in History

Events in History

  • Feb 24 Pope Gregory XIII announces New Style (Gregorian) calendar
  • Oct 4 Last Julian calendar day in Spain, Portugal and pontifical states. To sync to the Gregorian calendar, 10 days are skipped and the next date is Oct 15.

Historical Figures Born in 1582

  • Jan 28 John Barclay, Scottish satirist writer and poet (Euphormio's Satyricon), born in Pont-à-Mousson, Lorraine, France (d. 1621)
  • Apr 8 Phineas Fletcher, English poet, born in Cranbrook (d. 1650)
  • May 28 William Fiennes, 1st Viscount Saye and Sele, English statesman, born in Broughton Castle, Banbury, Oxfordshire (d. 1662)
  • Aug 28 Taichang Emperor [Zhu Changluo], 14th Emperor of the Ming dynasty of China, born in Beijing (d. 1620)
  • Oct 17 Johann Gerhard, German Lutheran leader (d. 1637)

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Historical Figures Who Died in 1582

  • Mar 18 Jean Jaurequi, Basque attacker of William of Orange, killed by William's guards
  • May 5 Charlotte de Bourbon, Princess of Orange, dies
  • Jun 21 Oda Nobunaga, Japanese warlord (b. 1534)
  • Jun 23 Shimizu Muneharu, Japanese military leader (b. 1537)
  • Jul 2 Akechi Mitsuhide, Japanese samurai, killed fleeing the battle of Yamazaki (b. 1528)

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