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

Events in year of 1592

  • 01-30Ippolito Aldobrandini elected Pope Clement VIII

People born in year of 1592

  • 01-05Shah Jahan: Mughal Emperor of India (1628-58) - built the Taj Mahal
  • 01-14Sjihab al-Din Sultan Choerram Sjah Djahan: Leader of India
  • 01-22Pierre Gassendi: Champtercier Provence, France -- Scientist / philosopher
  • 01-27Pierre de La Barre: Composer
  • 04-14Abraham Elsevier: Book publisher / publisher
  • 04-20John Eliot: St. Germans, Cornwall -- English MP / author
  • 05-01Johann A Schall von Bell: German missionaries / astronomer
  • 05-08Francis Quarles: English poet (Argalus & Parthenia, Emblems)
  • 05-13John Cloppenburg: Vicar / theologist
  • 06-13Tobias Michael: Composer
  • 07-19Erhard Buttner: Composer
  • 08-12Willem Earl of Nassau-Siegen: Dutch gov (Fort Emmerik / Heusden)
  • 11-08Domenico Mazzocchi: Composer

People died in year of 1592

  • 01-05Willem II: Duke of Gulik / Kleef / Gelre, dies at about 75
  • 01-06Johan Casimir: Palsgrave at the Rhine
  • 03-10Michiel Coxcie: Flemish (court)painter / carpet designer
  • 04-22Bartolommeo Ammanati: Italian Sculptor / architect, dies at 80
  • 07-01Marc A Ingegneri: Italian violinist / Composer (Responsoria)
  • 12-02Alexander Farnese: Land guardian of the Netherlands (1579-92), dies at 46