January 15 - Russia cedes Livonia and Estonia to Poland.
February 24 - Pope Gregory XIII implements the Gregorian Calendar. In Italy, Poland,
Portugal, and Spain October 4 of this year is followed directly by October 15, skipping
over 10 days. Other countries follow at various later dates.
November 28 - In Stratford-upon-Avon, 18 year-old William Shakespeare and 26 year-old
Anne Hathaway pay a 40-pound bond for their marriage license (Shakespeare would later
become one of the greatest playwrights in history).
Tibet, Foundation of Kumbum.
China, Jesuit Matteo Ricci is allowed to enter China.
Incident at Honnoji in Kyoto, Japan.Births
:Josias van den Houten
December 23 - Severo Bonini, Italian composer (d. 1663).
Gregorio Allegri, Italian composer (d. 1652).
Kobayakawa Hideaki, Japanese samurai and warlord.
William Juxon, Archbishop of Canterbury (d. 1663).Deaths
June 21 - Oda Nobunaga, Japanese warlord (daimyo) (b. 1534).
October 15 - Saint Teresa of Avila, Carmelite nun and poet (b. 1515).
Giocangga, chieftain of the Jurchens and grandfather of Nurhaci.
Akechi Mitsuhide, Japanese samurai and warlord.To my Homepage