On This Day

Historical Figures Who Died 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)

Thomas Kyd

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

  • 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