Events in History in 1594

Scientific Discovery

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

Royal Coronation

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.

Royal Coronation

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

Historic Event

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 Principalía

  • Jul 23 Dutch city Groningen held by Spain surrenders to Dutch and England army led by Maurice of Orange