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

Events in year of 1595

  • 01-17French King Henri IV declares war on Spain
  • 05-02King Philip II names Albrecht of Austria land guardian of Neth
  • 07-09Johannes Kepler inscribes geometric solid construction of universe
  • 07-21Alvara Mendana discovers Marquesas Island
  • 09-17Pope Clemens VIII recognizes Henri IV as King of France

People born in year of 1595

  • 02-02Jacob van Campen: Painter / architect (New Church, Amsterdam)
  • 02-24Matthias C Sarbiewski [Sarbievius]: Polish Jesuit / poet
  • 04-05John Wilson: Composer
  • 05-27Benedictus Carpzovius [Benedikt Carpzov]: German lawyer
  • 06-19Wladyslaw IV Vasa: King of Poland (1632-48)
  • 10-02Jacob Louys: Flemish engraver
  • 11-27Alessandro Algardi: Italian sculptor / architect

People died in year of 1595

  • 01-05Ercole Procaccini: Italian painter
  • 01-14Ferdinand: Archduke of Austria / Mayor of Bohemenia
  • 01-16Murad III: Sultan of Turkey (1574-95)
  • 01-28Francis Drake: English pirate (Porto Bello West Indies), dies at 50
  • 02-20Ernst: Archduke of Austria, dies at 41
  • 04-25Torquato Tasso: Italian Poet / playwright, dies at 51
  • 05-26Philippus Nerius [Filippo Neri]: Italian Merchant / saint, dies at 79
  • 08-24Thomas Digges: English astronomer (Universe Infinite)
  • 10-15Abu al-Faiz ibn Mubarak Faizi: Persian-Dutch E indies poet, dies at 48
  • 11-08Peter Opmeer: Church Historian / humanist, dies at 69
  • 11-12John Hawkins: English navigator / treasurer of the Navy, dies at 63
  • 12-10Reynier Cant: Mayor of Amsterdam, dies at about 59
  • 12-11Philip III van Croij: Prince of Chimay / General, dies at 69
  • 12-27Pietro Pontio: Composer, dies at 63