November 1580 in history

November 1580 events chronologically

Nov 10 After a three-day siege, the English Army beheads over 600 Papal soldiers and civilians at Dún an Óir, Ireland

Died in November 1580

Nov 3 Jerónimo Zurita y Castro an Aragonese historian of the sixteenth century who founded the modern tradition of historical scholarship in Spain.
Nov 7 Gáspár Bekes a Hungarian nobleman who fought Stephen Báthory for the throne of Transylvania after the death of John II Sigismund Zápolya in 1571. Allied with Maximilian II, Holy Roman Emperor and the Székelys, Bekes organized two rebellions against Báthory, but was defeated. After Báthory became King of Poland and Grand Duke of Lithuania in 1575, Bekes reconciled with Báthory, becoming his close adviser. Bekes also fought in the Danzig rebellion and the Livonian War
Nov 16 Marie of Baden-Sponheim a German noblewoman and duchess of Bavaria.
Nov 30 Richard Farrant an English composer. Like many composers of his day, the early years of Farrant's life are not well documented. The first acknowledgment of him is in a list of the Gentleman of the Chapel Royal in 1552. It is assumed from that list that his birth was around 1525. Although, that cannot be accurately determined. During his life he was able to establish himself as a successful composer, develop the English drama considerably, founded the first Blackfriars Theatre, and be the first to write verse-anthems. He married Anne Bower, daughter of Richard Bower who was Master of the Chapel Royal choristers at the time. With Anne he conceived ten children, one of whom was also named Richard