January 29 or January 30 - William Shakespeare's play Romeo and Juliet is probably
May 18 - The Treaty of Tyavzino brings to an end the Russo-Swedish War (1590-
May 24 - The Nomenclator of Leiden University Library appears, the first printed
catalog of an institutional library.
June 9 - Battle of Fontaine-Française: Henry IV of France defeats the Spanish, but
is nearly killed due to his rashness.
August 13 - Battle of Calugareni: The Wallachians, led by Michael the Brave,
accomplish a great victory against the vast army of the Turks, numbering over
150,000 men, led by Sinan Pasha.
October 26 - Battle of Giurgiu: Michael the Brave defeats again the Turkish army
led by Sinan Pasa, pushing them on the right side of the Danube.
William Shakespeare writes A Midsummer Night's Dream.
Mehmed III succeeds Murad III as Sultan of the Ottoman Empire.
The Austrians incite a rebellion against the Ottomans in Bulgaria.
Spanish navigator and explorer Álvaro de Mendaña de Neira leads the voyage that
discovers (for Europeans) the first known islands of Polynesia, the Marquesas.Births
January 6 - Claude Favre de Vaugelas, French grammarian and man of letters (d. 1650)
June 9 - King Wladislaus IV of Poland (d. 1648)
June 13 - Jan Marek Marci, Bohemian physician and scientist (d. 1677)
September 21 - Adrian Fearney, British pirate (d. 1641)
November 13 - George William, Elector of Brandenburg (d. 1640)
December 4 - Jean Chapelain, French poet (d. 1674)
December 5 - Henry Lawes, English musician (d. 1662)
Thomas Carew, English poet (d. 1645)
Miles Corbet, English Puritan politician (d. 1662)
Jean Desmarets, French writer (d. 1676)
Henry Herbert, English official (d. 1673)
Lars Kagg, Swedish soldier and politician (d. 1661)
Thomas May, English poet and historian (d. 1650)
Henri II de Montmorency (d. 1632)
Bartholomaeus Nigrinus, Polish Rosicrucian (d. 1646)
Pocahontas, Algonquian princess (d. 1617)
Miko?aj Potocki, Polish politician (d. 1651)
Robert Sempill the younger, Scottish writer (d. 1663)
Cornelius Vermuyden, Dutch engineer (d. 1683)Baptized
August 6 - Grietje van den HouteDeaths
January 15 - Murad III, Ottoman Sultan (b. 1546)
January 24 - Archduke Ferdinand II of Austria (b. 1529)
February 12 - Archduke Ernest of Austria, Governor of the Spanish Netherlands (b. 1553)
February 21 - Robert Southwell, Jesuit priest and poet (b. 1561)
April 25 - Torquato Tasso, Italian poet (b. 1544)
May 25 - Valens Acidalius, German critic and poet (b. 1567)
May 26 - Philip Neri, Italian churchman (b. 1515)
August 24 - Thomas Digges, English astronomer (b. 1546)
August 26 - Antonio, Prior of Crato, claimant to the throne of Portugal (b. 1531)
October 19 - Philip Howard, 20th Earl of Arundel, English nobleman (b. 1537)
November 5 - Luis Barahona de Soto, Spanish poet (b. 1548)
November 12 - John Hawkins, English shipbuilder and trader (b. 1532)
November 29 - Alonso de Ercilla y Zúñiga, Basque soldier and poet (b. 1533)
December 14 - Henry Hastings, 3rd Earl of Huntingdon (b. 1535)
Grzegorz Branicki, Polish nobleman (born1534)
Ecumenical Patriarch Jeremias II of Constantinople (b. 1530)
Turlough Luineach O'Neill, Irish chief of Tyrone (b. c. 1530)
Robert Sempill, Scottish ballad-writer (b. 1530)
Thomas Whythorne, English author and musician (b. 1528)To my Homepage