What Happened In History Year 1579
Historical Events for the Year 1579
- 6th January » The Union of Arras is signed.
- 23rd January » The Union of Utrecht forms a Protestantism named Protestant republic in the Netherlands.
- 17th June » Francis Drake e.g Sir Francis Drake claims a land he calls 'New Albion e.g Nova Albion' (modern California) for England.
- 26th June » Livonian campaign of Stephen Báthory begins.
- 8th July » Our Lady of Kazan, a holy icon of the Russian Orthodox Church, is discovered underground in the city of Kazan, Tatarstan.
Famous Birthdays in 1579
- 13th July » Arthur Dee, English physician and chemist (d. 1651)
- 1st August » Luis Vélez de Guevara, Spanish author and playwright (d. 1644)
- 18th August » Countess Charlotte Flandrina of Nassau (d. 1640)
- 11th November » Frans Snyders, Flemish painter (d. 1657)
- 9th December » Martin de Porres, Peruvian saint (d. 1639)
Famous Deaths in History for 1579
- 25th June » Hatano Hideharu, Japanese warlord (b. 1541)
- 5th August » Stanislaus Hosius, Polish cardinal (b. 1504)
- 15th November » Ferenc Dávid, Hungarian preacher, founded the Unitarian Church of Transylvania (b. 1510)
- 21st November » Thomas Gresham, English merchant and financier (b. 1519)
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