Year 1595 in History

Events in History

  • Jan 29 William Shakespeare's play "Romeo and Juliet" is thought to have been first performed. Officially published early 1597.
  • May 24 Nomenclator of Leiden University Library appears, the first printed catalog of an institutional library

Historical Figures Born in 1595

  • Jan 6 Claude Favre de Vaugelas, Savoyard grammarian and man of letters, born in Meximieux, Duchy of Savoy (d. 1650)
  • Feb 2 Jacob van Campen, painter/architect (New Church, Amsterdam)
  • Feb 24 Matthias C Sarbiewski [Sarbievius], Polish jesuit/poet
  • May 27 Benedictus Carpzovius [Benedikt Carpzov], German lawyer (d. 1666)
  • Jun 9 Władysław IV Vasa, King of Poland (1632-48), born in Kraków (d. 1648)

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Historical Marriages

  • Apr 15 Willem I's daughter of Elisabeth of Nassau marries duke Henri de la Tour d'Auvergne of Broth

Historical Figures Who Died in 1595

  • Jan 5 Ercole Procaccini, Italian painter, dies
  • Jan 16 Murad III, Ottoman Sultan (1574-95), dies at 48
  • Jan 24 Ferdinand II, Archduke of Austria, Governor of Bohemia, dies at 65
  • Feb 12 Archduke Ernest of Austria, Governor of the Spanish Netherlands (b. 1553)
  • Feb 20 Ernst, archduke of Austria, dies at 41

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