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

Events in year of 1584

  • 01-07Last day of the Julian calendar in Bohemia and Holy Roman empire
  • 01-17Bohemia adopts Gregorian calendar
  • 01-22Parts of Switzerland adopt Gregorian Calendar
  • 04-07Ieper surrenders to Duke Van Parma
  • 05-167 Westfriese towns divide monasteries of Egmond / Blokker / St-Pietersdal
  • 05-30Earl Adolf van Nieuwenaar / Meurs becomes Viceroy of Gelderland
  • 07-10Spanish army leader Richebourg conquerors Liefkenshoek, Belgium
  • 09-15San Lorenzo del Escorial Palace in Madrid finished
  • 09-17Gent surrenders to Duke of Parma
  • 11-10Willem Louis of Nassau appointed Viceroy of Friesland
  • 11-23English parliament throws out Jesuits

People born in year of 1584

  • 01-29Frederik Hendrik: Count of Nassau / Prince of Orange
  • 02-12Casparus Barleaus: Flemish theologist / poet (Muiderkring)
  • 04-29Melchior Teschner: Composer
  • 09-11Thomas Erpenius [van Erpe]: Dutch orientalist / arabist (grammar)
  • 09-16Matthias Gallas: Austria -- Earl of Campo / Duke of Lucerna / General Major
  • 12-04John Cotton: Puritan clergyman in Mass Bay colony

People died in year of 1584

  • 01-04Tobias Stimmer: Swiss Painter / cartoonist / playwright, dies at 44
  • 01-30Jonker Wigbold van Ewsum: Mister of Nienoord, dies in battle
  • 01-30Pieter Jansz Pourbus: Flemish painter
  • 03-18Ivan IV [the Terrible]: Russian tsar (1547-84), dies at 53
  • 06-10Francois-Hercule de Valois: French crown prince, dies at 28
  • 07-10Willem I "the Silent" [Willem of Orange]: Earl of Nassau, dies at 51
  • 08-04John van Hembyze: South Netherlands Calvinist, dies at 71