January 16 - English Parliament outlaws Roman Catholicism
April 4 - Francis Drake completes a circumnavigation of the world and is knighted by
July 26 - The Northern Netherlands proclaim their independence from Spain in the Oath
of Abjuration. They abjure loyalty to Philip II of Spain as their sovereign and become a
Robert Browne and his Brownist companions were obliged to leave England and went
to Middelburg, in the Netherlands.
Russia begins the conquest of Siberia.
Finland becomes a grand duchy.Births
January 4 - James Ussher, Anglo-Irish priest and scholar (died 1656).
March 16 - Pieter Corneliszoon Hooft, Dutch historian (died 1647).
October 9 - Claude Gaspard Bachet de Méziriac, French mathematician (died 1638).
October 21 - Domenico Zampieri, Italian painter (died 1641).
Juan Ruiz de Alarcón, Mexican dramatist (died 1639).
Gasparo Aselli, Italian physician (died 1626).
Sisto Badalocchio, Italian painter and engraver (died 1647).
Jeremias Drexel, Jesuit writer of devotional literature.
Edmund Gunter, English mathematician (died 1621).
Jean du Vergier de Hauranne, French monk who introduced Jansenism into
France (died 1643).
Charles Malapert, Belgian Jesuit writer (died 1630).
Lukasz Opalinski, Polish nobleman (died 1654).
Thomas Overbury, English poet and essayist (died 1613).
Johannes Rudbeckius, bishop at Västerås (died 1646).
Choghtu Khong Tayiji, ruler of the Khalkha Mongols (died 1637).Deaths
June 2 - James Douglas, 4th Earl of Morton (born 1525).
July 11 - Peder Skram, Danish senator and naval officer (born 1500).
August 21 - Sakuma Nobumori, Japanese retainer and samurai (born 1527).
September 1 - Guru Ram Das, fourth Sikh Guru (born 1534).
September 30 - Hubert Languet, French diplomat and reformer (born 1518).
November 7 - Richard Davies, Welsh bishop and scholar (born 1505).
December 1 - Edmund Campion, English Jesuit and Roman Catholic martyr (born 1540).
December 1 - Ralph Sherwin, English Roman Catholic martyr and saint (born 1550).
Christopher Bathory, prince of Transylvania (born 1530).
Bernal Díaz del Castillo, Spanish conquistador.
Richard Cox, dean of Westminster and bishop of Ely (born 1500)
Jan Kostka, Polish noble.
Motonobu Okabe, Japanese warrior.
Guillaume Postel, French linguist (born 1510).
Nicholas Sander, English Catholic propagandist (born 1530).To my Homepage