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

Events in year of 1587

  • 01-29Deventer andZutphen surrender to Spain
  • 02-01English Queen Elizabeth I signs Mary Stuarts death sentence
  • 04-19Sir Frances Drake sails into Cadiz Spain and sinks Spanish fleet
  • 07-222nd English colony forms on Roanoke Island off North Carolina
  • 08-05Spanish troops conquer Lock
  • 08-19Sigismund III becomes King of Poland
  • 10-20Battle at Coultras: Henri van Navarra beats Catholic League
  • 11-24Battle at Auneau: Henri de Guise wins
  • 11-27Dutch County Groningen flood by dike break
  • 12-17Earl Leicesters army leaves Netherlands

People born in year of 1587

  • 01-08Johannes Fabricius: Denmark -- Astronomer (discovered sunspots)
  • 01-16Alexander Adriaenssen: Flemish painter
  • 04-17Marco Ivan Lukacic: Composer
  • 08-18Virginia Dare: 1st English child born in New World
  • 08-18Virginia Dare: 1st American born of English parents
  • 11-16Joost van den Vondel: Cologne, Germany -- Dutch poet / dramatist (Jephtha)

People died in year of 1587

  • 04-18John Foxe: Author (Book of Martyrs)
  • 05-18Felix van Cantalice: Italian saint
  • 07-06Michael Lauterbeck: Assassinated Fries Viceroy Willem Louis, executed
  • 08-14Gugliemo Gonzaga: Composer, dies at 49
  • 12-08Mary: Queen of Scots (1560-1587), executed