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Millennium: 2nd millennium
Centuries: 15th century16th century17th century
Decades: 1550s  1560s  1570s  – 1580s –  1590s  1600s  1610s
Years: 1577 1578 157915801581 1582 1583


  • March 1Michel de Montaigne signs the preface to his most significant work, Essays. They are published later the same year.
  • June 11 – Juan de Garay founds Buenos Aires.
  • June 25 – Publication of the Book of Concord, a collection of Lutheran confessional documents.
  • July 12 – Publication of the Ostrog Bible, the first complete printed Bible in a Slavic language.
  • September 26 – Sir Francis Drake circumnavigated the globe
  • 1580-1764 First session of Jewish Waad (Sejm of 4 countries) in Lublin, Poland. 70 delegates of Jewish local kahals met to discuss taxations and other issues important to Jewish communities.
  • Portugal loses independence to Spain following the death without heirs of king Henry of Portugal. The Habsburg rule would last until 1640.
  • Yermak entered Siberia with a band of 1636 men. Russia begins the conquest of Siberia.

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