1588 in history

1588 events chronologically

May 12 French Wars of Religion: Henry III of France flees Paris after Henry of Guise enters the city and a spontaneous uprising occurs
May 28 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.)
May 30 The last ship of the Spanish Armada sets sail from Lisbon heading for the English Channel
Jul 19 Anglo-Spanish War: Battle of Gravelines – The Spanish Armada is sighted in the English Channel
Jul 29 Anglo-Spanish War: Battle of Gravelines – English naval forces under the command of Lord Charles Howard and Sir Francis Drake defeat the Spanish Armada off the coast of Gravelines, France
Jul 31 The Spanish Armada is spotted off the coast of England
Aug 8 Anglo-Spanish War: Battle of Gravelines: The naval engagement ends, ending the Spanish Armada's attempt to invade England

Top 7 most famous people born in 1588

Apr 5 Thomas Hobbes an English philosopher, best known today for his work on political philosophy. His 1651 book Leviathan established social contract theory, the foundation of most later Western political philosophy
May 13 Ole Worm a Danish physician and antiquary.
May 28 Pierre Séguier a French statesman, chancellor of France from 1635. He is known for his appearance in The Three Musketeers
Jun 11 George Wither an English poet, pamphleteer, and satirist. He was a prolific writer who adopted a deliberate plainness of style; he was several times imprisoned. V. Wedgwood wrote "every so often in the barren acres of his verse is a stretch enlivened by real wit and observation, or fired with a sudden intensity of feeling"
Sep 1 Henri Prince of Condé (1588–1646) a Prince du Sang.
Sep 8 Marin Mersenne a French theologian, philosopher, mathematician and music theorist, often referred to as the "father of acoustics". Mersenne was "the center of the world of science and mathematics during the first half of the 1600s."
Dec 24 Constance of Austria queen of Poland as the second wife of King Sigismund III Vasa and the mother of King John II Casimir.

Top 7 most famous people died in 1588

Feb 24 Johann Weyer a Dutch physician, occultist and demonologist, disciple and follower of Heinrich Cornelius Agrippa. He was among the first to publish against the persecution of witches. His most influential work is De Praestigiis Daemonum et Incantationibus ac Venificiis
Apr 4 Frederick II of Denmark King of Denmark and Norway and duke of Schleswig from 1559 until his death.
Apr 19 Paolo Veronese an Italian Renaissance painter based in Venice, most famous for large history paintings of both religious and mythological subjects, such as The Wedding at Cana and The Feast in the House of Levi. With Titian, who was at least a generation older, and Tintoretto, ten years older, he was one of the "great trio that dominated Venetian painting of the cinquecento" or 16th-century late Renaissance. Veronese is known as a supreme colorist, and after an early period with Mannerist influence turned to a more naturalist style influenced by Titian
Jul 17 Mimar Sinan the chief Ottoman architect and civil engineer for sultans Suleiman the Magnificent, Selim II, and Murad III. He was responsible for the construction of more than 300 major structures and other more modest projects, such as his Islamic primary schools. His apprentices would later design the Sultan Ahmed Mosque in Istanbul, Stari Most in Mostar, and help design the Taj Mahal in the Mughal Empire
Sep 4 Robert Dudley 1st Earl of Leicester an English nobleman and the favourite and close friend of Elizabeth I from her first year on the throne until his death. The Queen giving him reason to hope, he was a suitor for her hand for many years
Oct 2 Bernardino Telesio an Italian philosopher and natural scientist. While his natural theories were later disproven, his emphasis on observation made him the "first of the moderns" who eventually developed the scientific method
Dec 23 Henry I Duke of Guise the eldest son of Francis, Duke of Guise, and Anna d'Este. His maternal grandparents were Ercole II d'Este, Duke of Ferrara, and Renée of France. Through his maternal grandfather, he was a descendant of Lucrezia Borgia and Pope Alexander VI