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

Events in year of 1588

  • 01-22Pope Sixtus V decrees "Immense aeterni" (Reformed curia)
  • 04-04Christian IV succeeds Frederik II as King of Denmark
  • 05-09Duke Henri de Guises troops occupy Paris
  • 05-12Catholic League under Duke Henri de Guise occupies Paris
  • 05-13King Henri III flees Paris
  • 05-19Spanish Armada sets sail for Lisbon, bound to England
  • 05-30Spanish Aramada under Medina-Sidonia departs Lisbon to invade England
  • 06-09Spanish Armada sails from Lisbon to England
  • 07-11French King Henri III accept demands of Catholic League
  • 07-18Admiral Howard beats Spanish Armada
  • 07-21English fleet defeats Spanish armada
  • 07-26John Hawkins becomes a knight
  • 07-29Attacking Spanish Armada defeated and scattered by English defenders
  • 07-29Duke Farneses troops ready for invasion of England
  • 07-31English fleet beats Spanish Armada
  • 08-01English Admiral Howard van Effingham beats Spanish Armada
  • 08-06Spanish Armada under Medina Sidonia anchors
  • 08-08Sea battle at Grevelingen: English fleet battles Spanish armada
  • 08-12Medemblik surrenders to Spanish army

People born in year of 1588

  • 01-12Jose Ribera [Lo Spagnoletto]: Spanish painter
  • 02-19Pieter de Carpentier: Flemish Governor-General of Dutch East-Indies
  • 02-26Nicolaus Erich: Composer
  • 04-05Thomas Hobbes: England, United Kingdom -- Philosopher (Leviathan)
  • 04-15Claudius Salmasius [Claude Saumaise]: French linguist
  • 06-09Johann Andreas Herbst: Composer
  • 09-08Marin Mersenne: France -- Mathematician / musician / philosopher (Cartesian)
  • 09-10Nicholas Lanier: Composer
  • 11-27Valerius Andreas [Walter Driessens]: Flemish historian

People died in year of 1588

  • 02-09Marquis of Santa Cruz: Spanish Admiral
  • 02-10Joost Sybrantsz Buyck: Amsterdam Merchant / regent, dies at about 82
  • 03-17Petrus Dathenus: Flemish Minister / Physician (Psalms of David)
  • 04-04Frederik II: King of Denmark / Norway (1559-88), dies at 53
  • 04-19Paolo Veronese (Cagliari): Painter
  • 06-10Valentin Weigel: German mystic
  • 08-12Alfonso Ferrabosco: Composer, dies at 45
  • 09-04Robert Dudley: Earl of Leicester, dies at 87
  • 10-02Bernardino Telesio: Italian philosopher (Rerum in Child)
  • 11-02Wilhelmus Damasi: Theologist / 1st Bishop of Roermond, dies at 63
  • 12-23Hendrik de Guise: French leader of Catholic League, murdered at 37