Year 1593 in History

Events in History

  • Jan 5 William Louis of Nassau becomes governor/viceroy of Drenthe
  • Jan 27 Vatican opens 7 year trial against scholar Giordano Bruno
  • Mar 1 The Uppsala Synod is summoned to confirm the exact forms of the Lutheran Church of Sweden.
  • Mar 23 English Separatist Puritans John Greenwood and Henry Barrowe tried and sentenced to death on the charge of devising and circulating seditious books
  • Mar 25 Recantation of Loos, Dutch scholar Coinelius Loos recants his earlier written protest against witchcraft persecution in Trier, Germany before officials in Brussels
  • May 18 Playwright Thomas Kyd's accusations of heresy lead to an arrest warrant for Christopher Marlowe
  • Jun 22 Battle of Sisak: Allied Christian troops defeat the Turks
  • Jun 28 Earl Mauritius conquers Geertruidenberg
  • Jul 25 France's Protestant King Henry IV converts to Roman Catholic faith
  • Aug 20 'The Massacre of the Innocents': In Timbuktu prominent citizens rounded up and some killed by invading Moroccan forces who then pillage the city, ending its golden age
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Historical Figures Born in 1593

  • Mar 19 Georges de la Tour, French painter
  • Mar 25 Jean de Brébeuf, French Jesuit missionary (d. 1649)
  • Apr 3 George Herbert, English metaphysical poet (5 Mystical Songs), born in Montgomery, Wales (d. 1633)
  • Apr 4 Edward Nicholas, English statesman (Secretary of State to Charles I and Charles II), born in Winterbourne Earls, United Kingdom (d. 1669)
  • Apr 13 Thomas Wentworth, 1st earl of Strafford and Viceroy of Ireland, born in London, England (d. 1641)

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Historical Figures Who Died in 1593

  • Feb 6 Emperor Ōgimachi, 106th Emperor of Japan, dies at 75
  • Feb 7 Jacques Amyot, French humanist, translator and Abbot of Bellozanne, dies at 79
  • Apr 6 Henry Barrow, English puritian/Congressionalist, hanged
  • Apr 6 John Greenwood, English Congressionalist, hanged
  • May 29 John Penry, Welsh protestant martyr (Marprelate tracts), executed for sedition at about 30

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