Events in History in 1591

  • Jan 18 King Naresuan of Siam kills Crown Prince Minchit Sra of Burma in single combat, date is now observed as Royal Thai Armed Forces day

Event of Interest

Jan 27 Scottish schoolmaster Dr. John Fian burned for witchcraft at Castle Hill, Edinburgh by order King James VI. Part of the Berwick witch trials.

  • Feb 3 German monarchy forms Protestant Union of Torgau

French History

Mar 1 Pope Gregory XIV threatens to excommunicate French King Henry IV

  • Mar 13 Battle at Tondibi: Moroccan army under Judar [Jawdar] defeats Sultan Askia Ishaq II of Songhai
  • Apr 19 Chartres surrenders to King Henry IV in France
  • May 30 Spanish troops in Zutphen surrender to Dutch and English forces under Maurice of Nassau
  • Jun 20 Mauritius and Willem van Nassau occupy Devente
  • Aug 19 French King Henry IV occupies Rouen
  • Sep 9 -10] Battle at Flores Azores: Spanish beat English
  • Sep 21 French bishops recognize Henry IV as King of France
  • Oct 21 Nijmegen surrenders to Earl Mauritius van Nassau
  • Oct 29 Giovanni A Facchinetti elected as Pope Innocentius IX
  • Nov 12 Castiliaans army occupies Zaragoza