On This Day

1589 in History

Events in History

  • Jan 26 Job is elected as Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia
  • Apr 10 Spanish troops conquer Geertruidenberg
  • Aug 1 Assassination of French King Henry III by friar Jacques Clément

Victory in battleVictory in Battle

Sep 21 Battle at Arques: French King Henry IV beats Catholic League

Birthdays in History

  • Jan 8 Ivan Gundulić, Dalmatisch writer (Dubravka), born in Dubrovnik, Republic of Ragusa (d. 1638)
  • Feb 5 Honorat de Brueil seigneur de Racan, French playwright/poet
  • Feb 5 Esteban Manuel de Villegas, Spanish poet (d. 1669)
  • Feb 7 Jacob de Witt, Dutch mayor (Dordrecht)/mathematician
  • Mar 3 Gisbertus Voetius [Gijsbert Voet], Dutch reformed theologist

Person of interestWilliam Bradford

Mar 19 William Bradford, English separatist, Governor of Plymouth colony for 30 years (baptized), born in Austerfield, England (d. 1657)

First Governor of Plymouth Colony William Bradford
First Governor of Plymouth Colony
William Bradford
  • Jul 9 John of Saint Thomas [Juan Poinset], Portuguese theologist, born in Lisbon, Portugal (d. 1644)
  • Oct 7 Maria Magdalena of Austria, Grand Duchess of Tuscany (d. 1631)

Deaths in History

  • Jan 5 Catherine de' Medici, Italian born Queen consort to Henry II of France and later regent to her sons, dies at 69
  • Feb 19 Saint Philothei, Orthodox martyr and Patron of Athens (b. 1522)
  • Mar 2 Alessandro Cardinal Farnese, Italian cardinal (b. 1520)
  • Mar 22 Lodovico Guicciardini, Italian historian (Descrittione di Tutti), dies at 67
  • Jul 1 Christophe Plantin, French/Belgian book publisher, dies
  • Aug 1 Jacques Clément, French assassin of Henry III of France (b. 1567)
  • Aug 2 Henry III, King of Poland and France (1573-89), assassinated at 37
  • Aug 10 Maarten Schenck Nideggen, Dutch army leader, drowned at about 49
  • Aug 11 Maarten Schenck van Nideggen, lt col (80 year war), dies at about 49
  • Sep 16 Michael Baius, Flemish theologian (b. 1513)
  • Oct 18 Adolf van Nieuwenaar & Meurs, viceroy of Utrecht, dies in battle
  • Nov 14 Philipp Apianus [Bennewitz/Bienewitz], German mathematician and geographer, dies at 58