Year 1590 in History

Events in History

  • Mar 14 Battle of Ivry: French King Henry IV beats Catholic League during French Wars of Religion
  • Aug 17 Governor of Roanoke Island colony, John White, returns from England to find no trace of the colonists he had left there 3 years earlier [or Aug 18, 1591]

Historical Figures Born in 1590

  • Mar 18 Manuel de Faria e Sousa, Portuguese historian and poet (d. 1649)
  • Apr 18 Ahmed I, 14th Sultan of the Ottoman Emperor (1603-17); constructed the Blue Mosque, born in Manisa Palace, Manisa, Ottoman Empire (d. 1617)
  • May 12 Cosimo II de Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany (d. 1621)
  • Jun 24 Samuel Ampzing, Dutch poet (Taelbericht der Neth Spellinge), born in Haarlem, Netherlands (d. 1632)
  • Jul 13 Clement X [Emilio Altieri], Italian Pope (1670-76), born in Rome (d. 1676)

More Birthdays in History

Historical Figures Who Died in 1590

  • Jan 7 Jacob Andreae, German theologist (Formulae Concordiae), dies at 61
  • Feb 1 Lawrence Humphrey, English clergyman & educator, dies at 63
  • Feb 5 Bernardino de SahagĂșn, Spanish Franciscan friar 'the first anthropologist' (studied Aztec beliefs and culture), dies (b. 1499) [1]
  • Feb 12 Francois Hotman/Hotomanus, French lawyer and diplomat (Anti-Tribonien), dies at 65
  • Mar 14 Philip van Egmont, general/prince of Gavere, dies in battle at Ivry at 30

More Deaths in History