1577 in history

1577 events chronologically

Sep 17 The Peace of Bergerac is signed between Henry III of France and the Huguenots
Dec 1 Francis Walsingham is knighted
Dec 13 Sir Francis Drake sets sail from Plymouth, England, on his round-the-world voyage

Top 7 most famous people born in 1577

Feb 6 Beatrice Cenci an Italian noblewoman. She is famous as the protagonist in events leading to a lurid murder trial in Rome that gave rise to an enduring legend about her
Feb 8 Robert Burton (scholar) an English scholar at Oxford University, best known for the classic The Anatomy of Melancholy. He was also the incumbent of St Thomas the Martyr, Oxford, and of Seagrave in Leicestershire
Apr 12 Christian IV of Denmark a monarch of the House of Oldenburg who ruled as King of Denmark-Norway from 1588 to 1648. His reign of more than 59 years is the longest of all Danish monarchs
Jun 12 Paul Guldin a Swiss Jesuit mathematician and astronomer. He discovered the Guldinus theorem to determine the surface and the volume of a solid of revolution. Guldin was noted for his association with the German mathematician and astronomer Johannes Kepler
Jun 28 Peter Paul Rubens a Flemish Baroque painter, and a proponent of an extravagant Baroque style that emphasized movement, colour, and sensuality. He is well known for his Counter-Reformation altarpieces, portraits, landscapes, and history paintings of mythological and allegorical subjects
Oct 17 Cristofano Allori an Italian portrait painter of the late Florentine Mannerist school. Allori was born at Florence and received his first lessons in painting from his father, Alessandro Allori, but becoming dissatisfied with the hard anatomical drawing and cold coloring of the latter, he entered the studio of Gregorio Pagani, who was one of the leaders of the late Florentine school, which sought to unite the rich coloring of the Venetians with the Florentine attention to drawing. Allori also appears to have worked under Cigoli
Nov 25 Piet Pieterszoon Hein a Dutch admiral and privateer for the Dutch Republic during the Eighty Years' War between the United Provinces and Spain.

Top 7 most famous people died in 1577

Feb 26 Eric XIV of Sweden King of Sweden from 1560 until he was deposed in 1568. Eric XIV was the son of Gustav I and Catherine of Saxe-Lauenburg. He was also ruler of Estonia, after its conquest by Sweden in 1561
Mar 6 Rémy Belleau a poet of the French Renaissance. He is most known for his paradoxical poems of praise for simple things and his poems about precious stones
Jul 23 Scipione Rebiba an Italian Cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church.
Aug 12 Thomas Smith (diplomat) an English scholar and diplomat.
Oct 7 George Gascoigne an English poet, soldier and unsuccessful courtier. He is considered the most important poet of the early Elizabethan era, following Sir Thomas Wyatt and Henry Howard, Earl of Surrey and leading to the emergence of Philip Sidney. He was the first poet to deify Queen Elizabeth I, in effect establishing her cult as a virgin goddess married to her kingdom and subjects. His most noted works include A Discourse of the Adventures of Master FJ , an account of courtly sexual intrigue and one of the earliest English prose fictions; The Supposes, , an early translation of Ariosto and the first comedy written in English prose, which was used by Shakespeare as a source for The Taming of the Shrew; the frequently anthologised short poem "Gascoignes wodmanship" ; and "Certayne Notes of Instruction concerning the making of verse or ryme in English" , the first essay on English versification
Nov 24 Ismail II the third Safavid Shah of Iran.
Dec 18 Anna of Saxony the heiress of Maurice, Elector of Saxony, and Agnes, eldest daughter of Philip I, Landgrave of Hesse. Maurice's only son, Albert, died in infancy. Anna was the second wife of William the Silent