1586 in history

1586 events chronologically

Jun 6 Francis Drake's forces raid St. Augustine in Spanish Florida
Jun 16 Mary, Queen of Scots, recognizes Philip II of Spain as her heir and successor
Jun 19 English colonists leave Roanoke Island, after failing to establish England's first permanent settlement in North America
Sep 22 Battle of Zutphen: Spanish victory over the English and Dutch
Oct 14 Mary, Queen of Scots, goes on trial for conspiracy against Elizabeth I of England
Dec 17 Go-Yōzei becomes Emperor of Japan

Top 7 most famous people born in 1586

Jan 20 Johann Schein a German composer of the early Baroque era. He was born in Grünhain and died in Leipzig. He was one of the first to import the early Italian stylistic innovations into German music, and was one of the most polished composers of the period
Apr 2 Pietro Della Valle an Italian who traveled throughout Asia during the Renaissance period. His travels took him to the Holy Land, the Middle East, Northern Africa, and as far as India
Apr 20 Rose of Lima Saint Rose of Lima, T.O.S.D. was a Spanish colonist in Lima, Peru, who became known for both her life of severe asceticism and her care of the needy of the city through her own private efforts. A lay member of the Dominican Order, she was the first person born in the Americas to be canonized by the Catholic Church
Jul 5 Thomas Hooker a prominent Puritan colonial leader, who founded the Colony of Connecticut after dissenting with Puritan leaders in Massachusetts. He was known as an outstanding speaker and a leader of universal Christian suffrage
Aug 17 Johannes Valentinus Andreae a.k.a. Johannes Valentinus Andreä or Johann Valentin Andreae, was a German theologian, who claimed to be the author of the Chymische Hochzeit Christiani Rosencreutz anno 1459 , one of the three founding works of Rosicrucianism
Oct 9 Leopold V Archduke of Austria the son of Archduke Archduke Charles II of Inner Austria, and the younger brother of Emperor Ferdinand II, father of Ferdinand Charles, Archduke of Further Austria. He was Bishop of Passau and Strasbourg and Archduke of Further Austria including Tirol
Dec 6 Niccolò Zucchi an Italian Jesuit, astronomer, and physicist.

Top 7 most famous people died in 1586

Jan 18 Margaret of Parma Governor of the Netherlands from 1559 to 1567 and from 1578 to 1582. She was the illegitimate daughter of the then 22-year-old Holy Roman Emperor Charles V and Johanna Maria van der Gheynst. She was a Duchess of Florence and a Duchess of Parma and Piacenza by marriage
Mar 25 Margaret Clitherow an English saint and martyr of the Roman Catholic Church. She is sometimes called "the Pearl of York"
Apr 8 Martin Chemnitz an eminent second-generation Lutheran theologian, reformer, churchman, and confessor. In the Lutheran tradition he is known as Alter Martinus, the "Second Martin": Si Martinus non fuisset, Martinus vix stetisset goes a common saying concerning him. He is commemorated as a pastor and confessor in the Lutheran Service Book of the Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod on November 9
Jun 28 Primož Trubar the Protestant reformer, most known as the author of the first Slovene language printed book, the founder and the first superintendent of the Protestant Church of the Slovene Lands, notable for consolidating the Slovene language. Trubar is the key figure of Slovenian cultural history and in many aspects a major historical personality
Sep 21 Antoine Perrenot de Granvelle a Burgundian statesman, made a cardinal, who followed his father as a leading minister of the Spanish Habsburgs, and was one of the most influential European politicians during the time which immediately followed the appearance of Protestantism in Europe; "the dominating Imperial statesman of the whole century". He was also a notable art collector, the "greatest private collector of his time, the friend and patron of Titian and Leoni and many other artists"
Oct 17 Philip Sidney remembered as one of the most prominent figures of the Elizabethan age. His works include Astrophel and Stella, The Defence of Poesy , and The Countess of Pembroke's Arcadia
Dec 12 Stephen Báthory Voivode of Transylvania , Prince of Transylvania , from 1576 Queen Anna Jagiellon's husband and jure uxoris King of Poland.