What Happened In History Year 1580

Historical Events for the Year 1580

  • 6th April » One of the 1580 Dover Straits earthquake named largest earthquakes recorded in the history of England, Flanders, or Northern France, takes place.
  • 15th June » Philip II of Spain declares William the Silent to be an outlaw.
  • 12th July » The Ostrog Bible, one of the early printed Bibles in a Slavic languages known as Slavic language, is published.
  • 25th August » Battle of Alcântara (1580) e.g Battle of Alcântara. Spain defeats Portugal.
  • 26th September » Sir Francis Drake finishes his circumnavigation of the Earth.
  • 10th October » Over 600 Papal States named Papal soldiers land at Ard na Caithne named Dún an Óir, Ireland to support a rebellion.
  • 10th November » After a Siege of Smerwick three-day siege, the Kingdom of England English Army decapitation beheads over 600 Papal States Papal soldiers and civilians at Ard na Caithne Dún an Óir, Ireland.

Famous Birthdays in 1580

  • 12th January » Alexander Ruthven, Scottish traitor (d. 1600)
  • 6th June » Godefroy Wendelin, Flemish astronomer (d. 1667)
  • 9th June » Daniel Heinsius, Belgian scholar (d. 1655)
  • 6th July » Johann Stobäus, German lute player and composer (d. 1646)
  • 14th September » Francisco de Quevedo, Spanish poet and politician (d. 1645)
  • 15th September » Charles Annibal Fabrot, French lawyer (d. 1659)
  • 1st December » Nicolas-Claude Fabri de Peiresc, French astronomer (d. 1637)

Famous Deaths in History for 1580

  • 31st January » Henry, King of Portugal (b. 1512)
  • 2nd February » Bessho Nagaharu, Japanese daimyo (b. 1558)
  • 1st April » Alonso Mudarra, Spanish guitarist and composer (b. 1510)
  • 10th June » Luís de Camões, Portuguese poet (b. 1524)
  • 1st August » Albrecht Giese, Polish-German politician and diplomat (b. 1524)
  • 9th August » Patriarch Metrophanes III of Constantinople (b. 1520)
  • 19th August » Andrea Palladio, Italian architect, designed the Church of San Giorgio Maggiore and Il Redentore (b. 1508)
  • 20th August » Jerónimo Osório, Portuguese historian and author (b. 1506)
  • 3rd November » Jerónimo Zurita y Castro, Spanish historian and author (b. 1512)
  • 30th November » Richard Farrant, English playwright and composer (b. 1530)
  • 1st December » Giovanni Morone, Italian cardinal (b. 1509)

Historical events for the year 1580 by month