Events in year of 1590

  • 02-26Mauritius of Nassaus sails to Breda
  • 03-06Earl Mauritius conquerors Breda "turfschip of Breda"
  • 04-02States-General appoints Earl Mauritius, Viceroy of Utrecht
  • 06-15Pope Leo X threatens to excommunicate Martin Luther
  • 07-06English Admiral Francis Drake takess Portuguese Forts at Taag
  • 09-15Giambattista Catagna elected as Pope Urban VII

People born in year of 1590

  • 04-18Ahmed I: 14th Sultan of Turkey (1603-17)
  • 06-24Samuel Ampzing: Poet (Taelbericht der Neth Spellinge)
  • 07-13Clement X [Emilio Altieri]: Italy -- Pope (1670-76)
  • 07-29Gilles Hayne: Composer
  • 11-04Gerard van Honthorst: Dutch painter
  • 11-08Francesco Gonzaga: Composer

People died in year of 1590

  • 01-07Jacob Andreae: German Theologist (Formulae Concordiae), dies at 61
  • 02-04Gioseffo Zarlino: Composer, dies at 73
  • 02-12Francois Hotman / Hotomanus: French lawyer / diplomat, dies at 65
  • 03-14Philip van Egmont: General / prince of Gavere, dies in battle at 30
  • 04-06Francis Walsingham: English Secretary of State, dies at about 57
  • 05-09Karel "Cardinal" van Bourbon: Archbishop of Rouen, dies at 66
  • 07-16Bartholomaeus a Martyribus [Fernandez]: Pontiff of Portugal
  • 08-27Sixtus V [Felice Peretti / "Montalto"]: Pope (1585-90), dies at 68
  • 08-31Floris Thin: Politician / land advocate of Utrecht
  • 09-21Ascanio Trombeti: Composer, dies at 45
  • 09-27Urban VII [Giambattista Castagna]: Italian Pope (1590)
  • 10-04Cujacius [Jacques Cujas]: French lawyer, dies at about 68
  • 10-29Dirck Volkertsz Coornhert: Theologist / philosopher, dies at about 68
  • 11-08Joost Jansz Bilhamer: Master builder / cartographer, dies at about 49
  • 11-28Pierre de Loyseleur de Villiers: S Netherlands theologist, dies at about 60
  • 12-27Emmanuel-Philibert of Lalaing: Marquis of Renty, dies at 33

Events in year of 1591

  • 02-03German monarchy forms Protestant Union of Torgau
  • 03-01Pope Gregory XIV threatens to excommunicate French King Henri IV
  • 03-13Battle at Tondibi: Moroccans army under Judar beats Sultan Askia Ishaq II of Songhai
  • 04-19Chartres surrenders to King Henri IV in France
  • 05-20Spanish troops in Zutphen surrenders to Willem Louis / Mauritius
  • 06-20Mauritius and Willem van Nassau occupy Devente
  • 08-19French King Henri IV occupies Rouen
  • 09-21French bishops recognize Henri IV as King of France
  • 10-21Nijmegen surrenders to Earl Mauritius van Nassau
  • 10-29Giovanni A Facchinetti elected as Pope Innocentius IX
  • 11-12Castiliaans army occupies Zaragoza

People born in year of 1591

  • 05-26Dirck Janszoon Sweelinck: Composer
  • 08-24Robert Herrick: England, United Kingdom -- Poet (Gather ye rosebuds)
  • 09-08Jacqueline M A de Sainte Madeleine Arnauld: French abbess
  • 09-23Michael Lohr: Composer

People died in year of 1591

  • 01-07Jacobus de Kerle: French / Flemish composer, dies at about 59
  • 01-19Edmond Auger: French Jesuit (under Henri III), dies at about 60
  • 02-05Gerard de Jode: Flemish publisher
  • 05-15Dimitri Ivanovitch: Russian Son of Czar Ivan IV, murdered at 9
  • 05-17Jost / Jobst / Jodocus Amman: Swiss cartoonist / graphic artist, dies at 51
  • 06-21Aloysius [Luigi] van Gonzaga: Prince / Italian Jesuit saint
  • 07-18Jakob Handl [Petelin]: Austrian Composer / bandmaster, dies at 40
  • 09-12Richard Grenville: Vice-admiral (Roanoke) dies in battle at 49
  • 12-14Juan de la Cruz [de Yepes]: Spanish Carmelet / Poet / saint
  • 12-30Innocent IX [Giovanni Facchinetti]: Pope, (1591 62 days), dies at 72