Millennium: 2nd millennium
Centuries: 15th century16th century17th century
Decades: 1550s  1560s  1570s  – 1580s –  1590s  1600s  1610s
Years: 1578 1579 158015811582 1583 1584

Events

Births

  • January 4 – James Ussher, Anglo-Irish priest and scholar
  • February 17 – Fausto Poli, Italian Catholic priest
  • March 16 – Pieter Corneliszoon Hooft, Dutch historian
  • October 9 – Claude Gaspard Bachet de Méziriac, French mathematician
  • October 21 – Domenico Zampieri, Italian painter

Deaths

  • April 25 – Okabe Motonobu, Japanese warrior
  • May 31 – Jan Kostka, Polish noble
  • June 2 – James Douglas, 4th Earl of Morton, regent of Scotland
  • July 11 – Peder Skram, Danish senator and naval officer
  • July 22 – Richard Cox, English bishop
  • August 21 – Sakuma Nobumori, Japanese retainer and samurai
  • September 1 – Guru Ram Das, fourth Sikh Guru
  • September 30 – Hubert Languet, French diplomat and reformer
  • October 9 – Saint Louis Bertrand, Spanish missionary to Latin-America, patron saint of Colombia
  • October 23 – Michael Neander, German mathematician and astronomer
  • November 7 – Richard Davies, Welsh bishop and scholar

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