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What Happened In History Year 1581

Historical Events for the Year 1581

  • 16th January » The English Parliament of England known as Parliament outlaws Roman Catholicism.
  • 4th April » Francis Drake is knighted for completing a circumnavigation of the world.
  • 26th July » Act of Abjuration Plakkaat van Verlatinghe (Act of Abjuration): the northern Low Countries declare their independence from the Spain Spanish king, Philip II of Spain Philip II.

Famous Birthdays in 1581

  • 4th January » James Ussher, Irish archbishop (d. 1656)
  • 17th February » Fausto Poli, Italian cardinal (d. 1653)
  • 16th March » Pieter Corneliszoon Hooft, Dutch historian and poet (d. 1647)
  • 24th April » Vincent de Paul, French priest and saint (d. 1660)
  • 9th October » Claude Gaspard Bachet de M├ęziriac, French mathematician, poet, and scholar (d. 1638)
  • 21st October » Domenichino, Italian painter (d. 1641)

Famous Deaths in History for 1581

  • 2nd June » James Douglas, 4th Earl of Morton, Scottish politician, Lord Chancellor of Scotland (b. 1525)
  • 11th July » Peder Skram, Danish admiral and politician (b. 1503)
  • 1st September » Guru Ram Das, Pakistani 4th of the Ten Gurus of Sikhism (b. 1534)
  • 30th September » Hubert Languet, French diplomat and reformer (b. 1518)
  • 9th October » Louis Bertrand (saint) called Louis Bertrand, Spanish missionary and saint (b. 1526)
  • 23rd October » Michael Neander, German mathematician and astronomer (b. 1529)
  • 7th November » Richard Davies (bishop) or Richard Davies, Welsh bishop and scholar (b. 1505)
  • 1st December » Alexander Briant, English martyr and saint (b. 1556)
  • 1st December » Edmund Campion, English priest, martyr, and saint (b. 1540)
  • 1st December » Ralph Sherwin, English martyr and saint (b. 1550)

Historical events for the year 1581 by month