Events in year of 1582

  • 01-15Russia cedes Livonia and Estonia to Poland, loses access to Baltic
  • 02-19Francis of Valois becomes Duke of Brabant
  • 02-24Pope Gregory XIII announces New Style (Gregorian) calendar
  • 03-18Prince Willem of Orange injured in attack at Antwerp
  • 04-03French van Valois honored as Duke of Gelre / Earl of Zutphen
  • 06-20Bishop Domingo de Salazar of Manila suppresses the Philippines
  • 07-22Willem van Orange moves from Antwerp to Delft
  • 08-22King James IV of Scotland captured
  • 08-23French van Valois pays tribute to Earl of Flanders
  • 10-04Last Julian calender day in Spain / Portugal / pontifical states
  • 10-05Gregorian calendar introduced in Italy, other Catholic countries
  • 10-15Many Catholic countries switch to Gregorian calendar, skip 10 days
  • 11-27William Shakespeare marries Anne Hathaway
  • 11-28Playwright and Poet William Shakespeare weds Anne Hathaway
  • 12-10France begins use of Gregorian calendar
  • 12-14Zealand / Brabant Neth adopt Gregorian calendar, tomorrow is 12 / 25
  • 12-15Leidse university names Rembert Dodoens prof of botany / medicine
  • 12-15Spanish Netherlands / Denmark / Norway adopt Gregorian calendar
  • 12-21Flanders adopts Gregorian calendar, tomorrow is Jan 1 1583
  • 12-25Zealand / Brabant adopts Gregorian calendar, yesterday was Dec 14th

People born in year of 1582

  • 04-01Gaspar de Crayer: Flemish painter
  • 04-01Thomas Simpson: Composer
  • 04-08Phienas Fletcher: Poet
  • 05-01Marco da Gagliano: Italian opera composer
  • 06-26Johannes Schultz: Composer
  • 10-21Johan Ernst Earl of Nassau-Siegen: Military / Son of Johan VII
  • 12-23Severo Bonini: Composer

People died in year of 1582

  • 03-18Jean Jaurequi: Basque murderer of Willem of Orange, lynched
  • 05-05Charlotte de Bourbon: Princess of Orange
  • 10-04Theresia van Avila: Spanish mystic writer
  • 12-11Fernando Alvarez de Toledo: Marquis of Soria, dies at about 75

Events in year of 1583

  • 01-011st day of the Gregorian calendar in Holland and Flanders
  • 01-12Holland begins use of Gregorian calendar (yesterday was 1 / 1 / 1583)
  • 02-21Groningen Neth begins using Gregorian calendar
  • 03-18Dutch States General and Anjou sign treaty
  • 04-12William of Orange marries Louise de Coligny
  • 06-17Brabant: Duke of Parma beats French mercenaries
  • 06-28Duke French van Valois returns to France
  • 07-17Spanish and Walloon troops conquer Dunkerk
  • 08-05Gilbert claims Newfoundland (1st English colony in North America)
  • 11-15Gelders Earl Willem of the Bergh flees
  • 11-20Duke of Parma conquerors Aalst

People born in year of 1583

  • 01-08Simon Episcopius: Dutch Bishop / theologist
  • 02-02Anna Roemers Visscher: Dutch poetess
  • 02-17J Henry Alting: Dutch theologist
  • 03-03Edward Herbert of Cherbury: English military / philosopher
  • 04-10Hugo Grotius: Holland, Netherlands -- Jurist, father of international law
  • 06-16Axel Gustafson Oxenstierna: Swedish Earl / chancellor / regent
  • 08-27Simon Besler: Composer
  • 09-09Girolamo Frescobaldi: Composer
  • 09-24Albrecht Eusebius Wenzel von Wallenstein: German General
  • 09-29Johan VIII [the Younger]: Count of Nassau-Siegen / Field Marshal
  • 12-25Orlando Gibbons: English composer (O Clap Your Hands), baptized

People died in year of 1583

  • 02-09Jeseph Sanalbo: Jewish convert in Rome, burned at stake
  • 03-06Zacharias Ursinus: German Theologist (Heidelberger), dies at 48
  • 07-06Edmund Grindal: English Bishop of London / archbhp of York, dies at 64
  • 10-30Pirro Ligorio: Italian Architect / Painter / archaeologist, dies at 83
  • 12-31Thomas Erastus: Switz, theologist