Year 1592 in History

Events in History

  • Jan 1 Korean naval commander Admiral Yi Sun-sin begins his famous war diary "Nanjung ilgi" (included in UNESCO's Memory of the World 2013) [1]
  • 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

Historical Figures Who Died in 1592

  • 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

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