January 18 - François, Duke of Anjou, attacks Antwerp.
March 10 - The Queen Elizabeth's Men troupe of actors is founded.
May - Battle of Shizugatake: Shibata Katsuie is defeated by Toyotomi Hideyoshi.
July - Spanish admiral Santa Cruz defeats the Portuguese, French, and English off Terceira.
August 5 - Sir Humphrey Gilbert, in what is now the city of St John's, Newfoundland,
claims the island of Newfoundland on behalf of England.
August 19 - Petru Cercel enters Bucharest, and becomes Prince of Wallachia.
Toyotomi Hideyoshi commences construction of Osaka Castle in Japan.
King James VI of Scotland signs a charter creating Tounis College (now the University
of Edinburgh). For some unknown reason, the charter is dated a year earlier,
The first documented battle of India's independence against a European colonial ruler is
fought by the Desais of Cuncolim in Goa, against the Portuguese.
The world's oldest, intact, still-surviving amusement park, Dyrehavsbakken, is founded.Births
January 8 - Simon Episcopius, Dutch theologian (d. 1643)
March 3 - Edward Herbert, 1st Baron Herbert of Cherbury, English diplomat, poet, and
philosopher (d. 1648)
April 10 - Hugo Grotius, Dutch philosopher and writer (d. 1645)
June 16 - Axel Oxenstierna, Lord High Chancellor of Sweden (d. 1654)
June 20 - Jacob De la Gardie, Swedish soldier and statesman (d. 1652)
July 2 - Dodo Knyphausen, German soldier (d. 1636)
September - Girolamo Frescobaldi, Italian composer (d. 1643)
September 24 - Albrecht von Wallenstein, Austrian general (d. 1634)
November 24 - Juan Martínez de Jáuregui y Aguilar, Spanish poet (d. 1641)
December 17 - Robert Bertie, 1st Earl of Lindsey, English adventurer and soldier (d. 1642)
December 25 - Orlando Gibbons, English composer (d. 1625)
Hendrick Jacobszoon Lucifer, Dutch pirate and buccaneer (d. 1627)
Johann Heinrich Alting, German divine (d. 1644)
John Beaumont, English poet (d. 1627)
Bonaventura Elzevir, Dutch printer (d. 1652)
Stanis?aw Lubomirski, Polish nobleman (d. 1649)
Philip Massinger, English dramatist (d. 1640)
Hayashi Razan, Japanese neo-Confucianist scholar (d. 1657)
Alexander Henderson, Scottish theologian (d. 1646)
Nzinga, warrior queen of Ndongo and Matamba (d. 1663)
Aurelian Townshend, English poet (d. 1643)Abraham Cornelisse van den Houten
March 18 - King Magnus of Livonia (b. 1540)
April - Lucas David, Prussian historian (b. 1503)
May 6 - Zacharias Ursinus, German theologian (b. 1534)
June 6 - Nakagawa Kiyohide, Japanese military commander (b. 1556)
June 6 - Shibata Katsutoyo, Japanese military commander (b. 1556)
June 9 - Thomas Radclyffe, 3rd Earl of Sussex, Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland (b. 1525)
June - Oda Nobutaka, Japanese samurai (b. 1558)
July 1 - Sakuma Morimasa, Japanese samurai and warlord (beheaded)
July 6 - Edmund Grindal, Archbishop of Canterbury (b. 1519)
September 9 - Humphrey Gilbert, English explorer (born c. 1537)
September 16 - Catherine Jagiellon, queen of John II of Sweden (b. 1526)
November 11 - Gerald Fitzgerald, 15th Earl of Desmond, Irish rebel
November 24 - René de Birague, French cardinal and chancellor (b. 1506)
December 14 - Ivan Fyodorov, Russian printer
December 31 - Thomas Erastus, Swiss theologian (b. 1524)
Shibata Katsuie, Japanese military commander (b. 1530)
Andrei Kurbskii, Russian writer (b. 1528)To my Homepage