1592 in History

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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 (3.141592653)
  • 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 14 Sjihab al-Din Sultan Choerram Sjah Djahan, leader of India
  • 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, book publisher/publisher
  • 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)
  • Aug 28 George Villiers, 1st Duke of Buckingham and English courtier, born in Brooksby, England (d. 1628)
  • Oct 22 Gustaf Horn, Swedish soldier and politician (d. 1657)
  • Nov 5 Charles Chauncy, English-born president of Harvard College (d. 1672)

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 and 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 of Sweden (b. 1537)
  • 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