What Happened In History Year 1588

Historical Events for the Year 1588

  • 12th May » French Wars of Religion: Henry III of France flees Paris after Henry of Guise enters the city and a Day of the Barricades known as spontaneous uprising occurs.
  • 28th May » The Spanish Armada, with 130 ships and 30,000 men, sets sail from Lisbon, Portugal, heading for the English Channel. (It will take until May 30 for all ships to leave port.)
  • 30th May » The last ship of the Spanish Armada sets sail from Lisbon heading for the English Channel.
  • 19th July » Anglo-Spanish War (1585–1604) known as Anglo-Spanish War: Spanish Armada Battle of Gravelines e.g Battle of Gravelines The Spanish Armada is sighted in the English Channel.
  • 29th July » Anglo-Spanish War (1585–1604) Anglo-Spanish War: Spanish Armada Battle of Gravelines Battle of Gravelines English Royal Navy naval forces under the command of Charles Howard, 1st Earl of Nottingham Lord Charles Howard and Sir Francis Drake defeat the Span
  • 31st July » The Spanish Armada is spotted off the coast of England.

Famous Birthdays in 1588

  • 12th January » John Winthrop, English-American lawyer and politician, 2nd Governor of the Massachusetts Bay Colony (d. 1649)
  • 27th March » Celestyn Myślenta, Prussian-Polish theologian and academic (d. 1653)
  • 5th April » Thomas Hobbes, English philosopher (d. 1679)
  • 15th April » Claudius Salmasius, French scholar (d. 1653)
  • 13th May » Ole Worm, Danish physician (d. 1654)
  • 28th May » Pierre Séguier, French politician, Lord Chancellor of France (d. 1672)
  • 9th June » Johann Andreas Herbst, German composer and theorist (d. 1666)
  • 11th June » George Wither, English poet (d. 1667)
  • 30th June » Giovanni Maria Sabino, Italian organist, composer, and educator (d. 1649)
  • 1st September » Henri, Prince of Condé (1588–1646) or Henri, Prince of Condé (d. 1646)
  • 8th September » Marin Mersenne, French mathematician, philosopher, and theologian (d. 1648)
  • 10th September » Nicholas Lanier, English singer-songwriter and lute player (d. 1666)
  • 10th December » Isaac Beeckman, Dutch scientist and philosopher (d. 1637)
  • 24th December » Constance of Austria (d. 1631)

Famous Deaths in History for 1588

  • 5th January » Qi Jiguang, Chinese general (b. 1528)
  • 9th February » Álvaro de Bazán, 1st Marquis of Santa Cruz, Spanish admiral (b. 1526)
  • 24th February » Johann Weyer, Dutch physician and occultist (b. 1515)
  • 10th March » Theodor Zwinger, Swiss physician and scholar (b. 1533)
  • 4th April » Frederick II of Denmark (b. 1534)
  • 19th April » Paolo Veronese, Italian painter (b. 1528)
  • 18th June » Robert Crowley (printer) known as Robert Crowley, English clergyman and poet (b. 1517)
  • 17th July » Mimar Sinan, Ottoman architect and engineer, designed the Sokollu Mehmet Pasha Mosque and Süleymaniye Mosque (b. 1489)
  • 8th August » Alonso Sánchez Coello, Spanish painter (b. 1532)
  • 12th August » Alfonso Ferrabosco the elder, Italian-English composer (b. 1543)
  • 4th September » Robert Dudley, 1st Earl of Leicester, English academic and politician, Lord Lieutenant of Norfolk (b. 1532)
  • 1st October » Edward James (martyr) named Edward James, English priest and martyr (b. 1557)
  • 1st November » Jean Daurat, French poet and scholar (b. 1508)
  • 23rd December » Henry I, Duke of Guise (b. 1550)

Historical events for the year 1588 by month