July 1584 in history

July 1584 events chronologically

Jul 10 William I of Orange is assassinated in his home in Delft, Holland, by Balthasar Gérard

Born in July 1584

Jul 26 Gaspard III de Coligny a French Protestant general.

Died in July 1584

Jul 10 William the Silent the main leader of the Dutch revolt against the Spanish Habsburgs that set off the Eighty Years' War and resulted in the formal independence of the United Provinces in 1648. He was born in the House of Nassau as Count of Nassau-Dillenburg. He became Prince of Orange in 1544 and is thereby the founder of the branch House of Orange-Nassau and the ancestor of the monarchy of the Netherlands
Jul 12 Steven Borough born at Northam, Devon.
Jul 14 Balthasar Gérard the assassin of the Dutch independence leader, William I of Orange. He killed William I in Delft on 10 July 1584, by shooting him twice with a pistol, and was afterwards tried, convicted, and gruesomely executed
Jul 23 John Day (printer) an English Protestant printer. He specialised in printing and distributing Protestant literature and pamphlets, and produced many small-format religious books, such as ABCs, sermons, and translations of psalms. He found fame, however, as the publisher of John Foxe's Actes and Monuments, also known as the Book of Martyrs, the largest and most technologically accomplished book printed in sixteenth-century England