Year 1594 in History

Events in History

  • Jan 29 Mathematician John Napier dedicates his "Plaine Discovery of the Whole Revelation of St. John" to King James VI, predicts end of the world in 1688 or 1700
  • Feb 19 Having already inherited the throne of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth through his mother, Catherine Jagellonica of Poland, Sigismund III of the House of Vasa is crowned King of Sweden, succeeding his father John III of Sweden.
  • Feb 27 Henry IV crowned King of France
  • Mar 12 Company of Distant established for business on East-Indies
  • Mar 22 French King Henry IV festival in Paris
  • Apr 15 Fleming Pieter Stevens appointed royal painter of Rudolf II (Prague)
  • May 22 Siege of Spanish held city of Groningen begins led by Dutch and English army led by Maurice of Orange
  • Jun 11 Philip II recognizes the rights and privileges of local nobles and chieftains in the Philippines, creating a ruling class of native nobility known as the Principal√≠a
  • Jul 23 Dutch city Groningen held by Spain surrenders to Dutch and England army led by Maurice of Orange

Historical Figures Born in 1594

  • Mar 25 Maria Tesselschade Roemers Visscher, Dutch writer
  • May 1 John Haynes, 5th Governor of the Massachusetts Bay Colony, born in Essex, England (d. 1653)
  • May 29 Gottfried Heinrich Graf zu Pappenheim, Bavarian field marshal, born in Treuchtlingen, Bavaria (d. 1632)
  • Jun 15 Nicolas Poussin, French painter, born near Les Andelys, France (d. 1665)
  • Nov 17 Johan van Beverwijck, Dutch physician and writer (Treasure of Health)

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