On This Day

1592 in History

Events in History

  • Jan 30 Ippolito Aldobrandini elected Pope Clement VIII
  • Mar 14 "Ultimate Pi day": on this day at 6.53am is the largest correspondence between calendar dates and significant digits of pi, since the introduction of the Julian calendar (3.14159265358)
  • May 29 Battle of Sacheon: Korean navy led by Admiral Yi Sun Shin repels a Japanese fleet - first use of Korean Turtle ship

Birthdays in History

  • Jan 5 Shah Jahan, 5th Mughal Emperor of India (1628-58) who built the Taj Mahal for his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal, born in Lahore, Mughal Empire (d. 1666)
  • Jan 22 Pierre Gassendi, Champtercier Provence, scientist/philosopher
  • Mar 28 John Amos Comenius, Czech-speaking Moravian teacher, educator and writer, born in Margraviate of Moravia, Crown of Bohemia (Nivnice, Czech Republic) (d. 1670)
  • Apr 11 John Eliot, English parliament leader, born in Port Eliot, Cornwall, England (d. 1632)
  • Apr 14 Abraham Elsevier, Dutch book publisher, born in Leiden, Netherlands (d. 1652)
  • May 1 Johann A Schall von Bell, German missionary and astronomer, born in Cologne, Germany (d. 1666)
  • May 8 Francis Quarles, English poet (Argalus & Parthenia, Emblems), born in Romford, Essex (d. 1644)
  • May 13 John Cloppenburg, vicar/theologist
  • Jul 10 Pierre d'Hozier, French genealogist, born in Marseille, France (d. 1660)
  • Aug 12 Willem earl of Nassau-Siegen, Dutch gov (Fort Emmerik/Heusden)

Person of interestGeorge Villiers

Aug 28 George Villiers, 1st Duke of Buckingham and English courtier who was a favorite of King James I, born in Brooksby, England (d. 1628)

Courtier and Statesman George Villiers
Courtier and Statesman
George Villiers
  • Oct 22 Gustaf Horn, Swedish soldier and politician, born in Örbyhus Castle, Uppland (d. 1657)
  • Nov 5 Charles Chauncy, American clergyman and President of Harvard College (1654-72), born in Yardley-Bury, England (d. 1672)
  • Dec 6 William Cavendish, 1st Duke of Newcastle, English aristocrat and Royalist general in the English Civil War, born in Handsworth, England (d. 1676)

Deaths in History

  • Jan 5 Willem II, Duke of Gulik/Kleef/Gelre, dies at about 75
  • Jan 6 John Casimir of Simmern, German prince and regent for his nephew, Elector Frederick IV (b. 1543)
  • Feb 13 Jacopo Bassano, Italian painter
  • Mar 10 Michiel Coxcie, Flemish (court) painter and carpet designer, dies
  • Apr 22 Bartolommeo Ammanati, Italian sculptor & architect, dies at 80
  • Jul 26 Armand de Gontaut, baron de Biron, French soldier (b. 1524)
  • Sep 3 Robert Greene, English writer (Friar Bacon), dies at 34
  • Sep 13 Michel de Montaigne, French writer (b. 1533)
  • Nov 17 John III, King of Sweden (1568-92), dies at 54
  • Nov 27 Nakagawa Hidemasa, Japanese samurai commander (b. 1568)
  • Dec 2 Alexander Farnese, land guardian of Neth (1579-92), dies at 46
  • Dec 3 Alessandro Farnese, Duke of Parma and Italian diplomat, dies at 47