On This Day

Deaths in History in 1594

  • Apr 29 Thomas Cooper, English bishop, lexicographer, and writer
  • May 4 Paul Buys, Grand Pensionary of Holland, dies at 62
  • May 31 Tintoretto, Italian Mannerist painter and notable exponent of the Renaissance school, dies at 75
  • Jun 3 Michel Renichon, priest, executed
  • Jun 3 John Aylmer, English political theorist (b. 1521)

Person of interestThomas Kyd

Jul 16 Thomas Kyd, English dramatist (The Spanish Tragedy), dies at 35

Dramatist and Playwright Thomas Kyd
Dramatist and Playwright
Thomas Kyd
  • Jul 24 John Boste, Catholic saint and martyr (b. 1544)
  • Oct 16 William Allen, English cardinal/founder seminary of Douai, dies at 62
  • Nov 22 Martin Frobisher, English privateer, explorer (Canada) and later vice-admiral who helped defeat the Spanish Armada, dies aged between 55 and 59
  • Dec 5 Gerardus Mercator, Flemish philosopher/cartographer, dies at 82