March 14 - Battle of Ivry - Henry IV of France again defeats the forces of the Catholic
League under the Duc de Mayenne.
May - August - Unsuccessful siege of Paris by Henry IV of France. Henry is forced to
raise the siege when the Duke of Parma comes to its relief with a Spanish army.
May 17 - Anne of Denmark is crowned queen of Scotland.
August 18 - John White, the governor of the Colony of Roanoke, returns from a
supply-trip to England and finds his settlement deserted.
September 15 - Pope Urban VII succeeds Sixtus V.
December 5 - Pope Gregory XIV succeeds Urban VII.
Coptic Pope Gabriel VIII succeeds Yoannis XIV.
Orthodox Patriarch of Alexandria Meletius I succeeds Silvester.
Japan is united by Toyotomi Hideyoshi.Births
March 18 - Manuel de Faria e Sousa, Spanish and Portuguese historian and poet (died 1649).
April 18 - Ahmed I, Ottoman Emperor (died 1617).
May 12 - Cosimo II de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany (died 1621).
July 13 - Pope Clement X (died 1676).
William Bradford, English leader of Plymouth Colony (died 1657).
William Browne, English poet (died 1645).
Francis Burgersdyk, Dutch logician (died 1629).
Isaac de Caus, French landscaper (died 1648).
William Cecil, 17th Baron de Ros (died 1618).
Anne Clifford, English noblewoman (died 1676).
Crellius, Polish-German theologian (died 1633).
Theophilus Eaton, merchant (died 1658).
Isaac Manasses de Pas, Marquis de Feuquieres, French soldier (died 1640).
Henry Rich, 1st Earl of Holland, English courtier and soldier (died 1649).
Gerhard van Honthorst, Dutch painter (died 1656).
Roger Ludlow, one of the founders of the colony (later the state) of Connecticut (died 1664).
Boris Morozov, Russian statesman and boyar (died 1661).
Michael O'Clery, Irish chronicler (died 1643).
Jakub Sobieski, Polish noble (died 1646).
Simon Vouet, French painter (died 1649).
Henry Somerset, 1st Marquess of Worcester (died 1646).
Yamada Nagamasa, Japanese adventurer (died 1630).Deaths
February 1 - Lawrence Humphrey, president of Magdalen College, Oxford (born 1527).
February 4 - Gioseffo Zarlino, Italian music theorist and composer (born 1517).
February 12 - François Hotman, French Protestant lawyer and writer (born 1524).
April 6 - Francis Walsingham, English spy (born 1530).
July 10 - Archduke Charles II of Austria, regent of Inner Austria (born 1540).
August 27 - Pope Sixtus V (born 1521).
September 20 - Lodovico Agostini, Italian composer (born 1534).
September 27 - Pope Urban VII (born 1521).
October 12 - Kano Eitoku, Japanese painter (born 1543).
November 18 - George Talbot, 6th Earl of Shrewsbury, English statesman (born 1528).
November 29 - Philipp Nikodemus Frischlin, German philologist and poet (born 1547).
Nicholas Bobadilla, one of the first Jesuits (born 1511).
Catharine de Ricci, Catholic prioress and saint (born 1522).
Luis Carvajal y de la Cueva, Portuguese explorer (born 1539).
Jacques Cujas, French legal expert (born 1520).
Roger Dudley, British soldier (born 1535).
Sorley Boy MacDonnell, Scoto-Irish chieftain (born 1505).
Bernard Palissy, French potter (born 1510).
Ambroise Paré, French surgeon (born 1510).
Juan Bautista de Pomar, Spanish colonial historian and writer.
George Puttenham, possible English literary critic.
Bernardino de Sahagún, Franciscan missionary to Mexico (born 1499).
Hojo Ujimasa, father of the last lord of the late Hojo clan (born 1538).To my Homepage