On This Day

October 1586 in History

Events in History

Historic Event

Oct 14 Mary Queen of Scots goes on trial for conspiracy against Elizabeth

Birthdays in History

  • Oct 9 Jan III van Foreest, Dutch lawyer, poet and mayor of Hoorn, born in Alkmaar, Netherlands (d. 1651)
  • Oct 9 Leopold V, Archduke of Austria, born in Graz, Austria (d. 1632)

Deaths in History

  • Oct 17 Philip Sidney, English Elizabethan era poet (Arcadia) and soldier, dies in battle at 32