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

Events in year of 1596

  • 01-31Catholic League disjoins
  • 04-17Archduke Albrecht of Austria occupies Calais
  • 04-24Pacificatie of Ireland drawn
  • 05-18Willem Barents leaves Amsterdam for Novaya Zemlya
  • 05-26England, France and Netherlands signs Drievoudig Covenant against Spain
  • 06-22Cornelis de Houtmans fleet reaches Banten Java
  • 06-30English / Dutch fleet reach Cadiz
  • 07-05English fleet under the Earl of Essex plunder Cadiz
  • 07-17At 10:30AM Dutch explorer Willem Barents arrives at Novaya Zemlya
  • 08-03David Fabricius discovers light variation of Mira (1st variable star)
  • 08-09Henry van Cuyk becomes Bishop of Roermond
  • 09-05Dutch fleet commander Cornelis de Houtman taken hostage in Java
  • 09-07Dutch fleet bombs Banten Java
  • 10-25Spanish fleet sails from Lisbon to Ireland
  • 10-31English / French / Dutch delegates sign anti-Spanish "Drievoudig Covenant"
  • 11-29King Philip II devalues Spanish currency
  • 12-22Ferryboat Meuniers crashes in Paris, 150 die

People born in year of 1596

  • 01-05Henry Lawes: English composer
  • 01-13Jan J Goyen: Dutch landscape painter
  • 03-11Isaac Elsevier: Book publisher
  • 05-09Abraham van Diepenbeeck: Painter
  • 06-21Michael Fjodorovitsj: Tsar of Russia (1613-45) / 1st Romanov
  • 08-19Elisabeth Stuart: English Daughter of James I
  • 08-26Frederik V: King of Bohemia (White Mountain)
  • 09-03Nicolo Amati: Italy -- Violin maker (Stradivari and Guarneri)
  • 09-04Constantine Huygens: Dutch poet / diplomat (Delightful Folly)
  • 09-23Joan Blaeu: Cartographer / publisher
  • 09-28Vredius [Olivier de Wree]: Flemish historian / poet / Mayor

People died in year of 1596

  • 01-21John Ligarius: German Theologist / Prime Minister, dies at 66
  • 05-27Tibaldi II: Italian Painter / Sculptor / architect
  • 07-29Jacobus Latomus: Flemish Poet (Psalms / Jeremias) dies at about 84
  • 09-13Pieter D Keyzer / Keyser: Astronomer / navigator (Java)
  • 12-08Luis de Carabajal: 1st Jewish Author in America, executed in Mexico