Events in year of 1593

  • 01-05William Louis of Nassau becomes Governor / Viceroy of Drenthe
  • 01-27Vatican opens 7 year trial against Scholar Giordano Bruno
  • 03-23English Congressionalist Henry Barrow accused of slander
  • 06-28Earl Mauritius conquerors Geertruidenberg
  • 12-15State of Holland grants patent on windmill with crankshaft
  • 12-24Storm hits Texel: 40 ships hit, 500 killed

People born in year of 1593

  • 03-19Georges de la Tour: French painter
  • 04-03George Herbert: English metaphysical poet (5 Mystical Songs)
  • 04-13Thomas Wentworth: London, England -- Earl of Strafford / Viceroy of Ireland
  • 05-20Jacob Jordaens: Flemish barok artist
  • 08-09Izaak Walton: England, United Kingdom -- Biographer / fisherman / writer (Compleat Angler)
  • 09-20Gottfried Scheidt: Composer
  • 09-25Matthew Merian [the Elder]: Engraver / bookseller
  • 10-11Claes P "Nicolaas" Tulip: Anatomy / Mayor of Amsterdam (1654..71)
  • 11-30Johann Dilliger: Composer

People died in year of 1593

  • 02-07Jacques Amyot: French humanist / abbot of Bellozanne, dies at 79
  • 04-06Henry Barrow: English puritian / Congressionalist, hanged
  • 04-06John Greenwood: English Congressionalist, hanged
  • 05-29John Penry: English congressionalist, executed
  • 05-30Christopher Marlowe: British dramatist (Tamburlaine the Great), murdered
  • 07-11Giuseppe Arcimboldo: 1st surrealist painter
  • 07-25Steven Haghen: Navigator / Governor of Ambon (1617-18), dies at 61

Events in year of 1594

  • 02-27Henri IV crowned King of France
  • 03-12Company of Distant established for business on East-Indies
  • 03-22French King Henri IV festival in Paris
  • 04-15Fleming Pieter Stevens appointed royal Painter of Rudolf II (Prague)
  • 05-22Earl Mauritius and Willem Louis begins siege of Groningen
  • 07-23Groningen surrenders to Earl Mauritius / Willem Louis

People born in year of 1594

  • 03-25Maria Tesselschade Roemers Visscher: Dutch writer
  • 04-20Matthaus Apelles von Lowenstern: Composer
  • 04-24Benedikt Lechler: Composer
  • 09-13Francesco Manelli: Composer
  • 11-17Johan van Beverwijck: Dutch Physician / writer (Treasure of Health)
  • 12-09Gustavus II Adolphus: King who made Sweden a major power (1611-32)
  • 12-20Giovanni Battista Gagliano: Composer

People died in year of 1594

  • 02-02Giovanni Perluigi da Palestrina: Italian composer, dies at 68
  • 05-04Paul Buys: Grand Pensionary of Holland, dies at 62
  • 05-31Tintoretto: Italian Mannerist painter, dies at 75
  • 06-03Michel Renichon: Priest, executed
  • 06-14Orlandus Lassus: Composer (Prophet sybillarum), dies at about 61
  • 06-14Roland de Lassus: Composer
  • 07-10Paulo Bellasio: Composer, dies at 40
  • 10-16William Allen: English Cardinal / founder seminary of Douai, dies at 62
  • 11-22Martin Frobisher: English Vice-Admiral / explorer
  • 12-05Gerardus Mercator: Flemish philosopher / cartographer, dies at 82