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

Events in year of 1589

  • 04-10Spanish troops conquer Geertruidenberg
  • 08-01Murder attempt by Monk Jacques Clement on French King Hendrik III
  • 09-21Battle at Arques: French King Henri IV beats Catholic League

People born in year of 1589

  • 01-08Ivan [Dzivo F] Gundulic: Dalmatisch writer (Dubravka)
  • 02-05Honorat de Brueil seigneur de Racan: French playwright / poet
  • 02-07Jacob de Witt: Dutch Mayor (Dordrecht) / mathematician
  • 03-03Gisbertus Voetius [Gijsbert Voet]: Dutch reformed theologist
  • 03-19William Bradford: Gov of Plymouth colony for 30 years
  • 07-02Guillaume van Messaus: Composer
  • 07-09Johannes a Sancto Thoma [Poinset]: Portuguese theologist
  • 08-10Pietro Antonio Tamburini: Composer

People died in year of 1589

  • 03-22Lodovico Guicciardini: Ital historian, dies at 67
  • 07-01Christophe Plantin: French / Belgian book publisher
  • 08-02Henry III: King of Poland / France (1573-89), assassinated at 37
  • 08-10Maarten Schenck Nideggen: Dutch army leader, drowned at about 49
  • 08-11Maarten Schenck van Nideggen: Lt col (80 year war)
  • 09-16Michael Bajus [Michel de Bay]: Belgian theologist
  • 10-18Adolf van Nieuwenaar and Meurs: Viceroy of Utrecht, dies in battle
  • 11-14Philipp Apianus [Bennewitz / Bienewitz]: German geographer, dies at 58