Events in year of 1585

  • 01-02Spain and Catholic France sign Saint League of Joinville
  • 04-05Clemens Crabbeels becomes Bishop of Hertogenbosch
  • 05-19Spain confisquates English ships
  • 06-23Spanish army under Tassis beats Amerongen Staatse troops
  • 07-07King Henri III and Duke De Guise signs Treaty of Nemours: French Huguenots loose all freedoms
  • 07-17English secret service discovers Anthony Babingtons murder plot against Queen Elizabeth I
  • 07-25Amsterdam bans 45 roman catholics
  • 07-29Friese academy opens
  • 08-08Pope Sixtus excommunicates Hendrik van Navarra (Henri IV)
  • 08-10English Queen Elizabeth I signs Treaty of Nonsuch: Aid for Neth
  • 08-14Queen Elizabeth I refuses sovereignty of the Netherlands
  • 08-17Antwerp surrenders after 8 months siege by Duke of Parma
  • 08-20English Queen Elizabeth I signs Treaty of Nonsuch: aid to the Netherland
  • 12-20English fleet and Earl Robert Dudley van Leicester reach Vlissingen

People born in year of 1585

  • 01-06Claude Favre Baron de Perouges seigneur de Vaugelas: French grammarian
  • 03-05Johan Georg I: Elector of Saxon (1611-56) (Peace of Prague)
  • 03-16Gerbrant A Bredero: Holland, Netherlands -- Poet / playwright (Klucht van de Koe)
  • 06-20Lazaro Valvasensi: Composer
  • 09-09Armand-Jean du Plessicide de Richelieu: Premier of France (1624-42)
  • 09-10Ercole Porta: Composer
  • 10-08Heinrich Schutz: Composer
  • 10-28Cornelius Otto Jansen: France -- Roman Catholic reform leader

People died in year of 1585

  • 03-10Rembert Dodoens [Rembertus Dodonaeus]: Physician / botanist, dies at 67
  • 04-04Caspar de Robles: Spanish Viceroy of Frisia, dies at about 57
  • 04-10Gregory XIII [Ugo Buoncampagni]: Italian Pope (1572-85)
  • 06-04Marc-Antoine de Muret: Composer, dies at 58
  • 06-20Christianus Adrichomius: Writer (Theatrum Terrae Sanctae), dies at 52
  • 10-06Luca Cambiaso: Italian Painter / sculptor
  • 11-23Thomas Tallis: Composer

Events in year of 1586

  • 01-15Battle at Boxum: Spanish troops under Tassis beat state army
  • 02-04Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester, becomes Governor of Neth
  • 03-08Johan van Oldenbarnevelt becomes Dutch chief legal advisor
  • 06-19English colonists sailed from Roanoke Island, North Carolina
  • 07-27Sir Walter Raleigh brings 1st tobacco to England from Virginia
  • 07-28Sir Thomas Harriot introduces potatoes to Europe
  • 09-22Battle at Zutphen: English vs. Dutch army
  • 10-02Battle at Zutphen: English-Dutch army
  • 10-14Mary Queen of Scots goes on trial for conspiracy against Elizabeth
  • 12-03Sir Thomas Herriot introduces potatoes to England, from Colombia
  • 12-15Laevinus Torrentius, becomes Bishop of Antwerp

People born in year of 1586

  • 02-08Jacob Praetorius: Composer
  • 04-11Pietro Della Valle: Composer
  • 06-28Paul Siefert: Composer
  • 07-01Claudio Saracini: Composer
  • 08-08Adolf: Earl of Nassau-Siegen
  • 08-17Johann V Andreae: German vicar / writer (Christenburg)
  • 09-15Cristobal de Isla Diego: Composer
  • 10-09Jan III van Foreest: Lawyer / poet / Mayor of Hoorn
  • 12-29Francisco de Moncada: Spanish Earl of Osuna / Marquis of Aytona

People died in year of 1586

  • 01-25Lucas Cranach "the Young": German painter, dies at 70
  • 09-20Anthony Babington: Page / conspirator to Mary Stuart, executed at 24
  • 09-21Antoine Perrenot de Granvelle: Viceroy of Naples (1571-75), dies at 69
  • 10-17Philip Sidney: English Poet / diplomat, dies in battle at 32