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Millennium: 2nd millennium
Centuries: 15th century16th century17th century
Decades: 1550s  1560s  1570s  – 1580s –  1590s  1600s  1610s
Years: 1580 1581 158215831584 1585 1586

1583 (MDLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar and a common year starting on Tuesday of the 10-day slower Julian calendar.

Events

Births

  • January 8 – Simon Episcopius, Dutch theologian (d. 1643)
  • March 3 – Edward Herbert, 1st Baron Herbert of Cherbury, English diplomat, poet, and philosopher (d. 1648)
  • April 10 – Hugo Grotius, Dutch philosopher and writer (d. 1645)
  • June 16 – Axel Oxenstierna, Lord High Chancellor of Sweden (d. 1654)
  • June 20 – Jacob De la Gardie, Swedish soldier and statesman (d. 1652)
  • July 2 – Dodo Knyphausen, German soldier (d. 1636)
  • September – Girolamo Frescobaldi, Italian composer (d. 1643)
  • September 24 – Albrecht von Wallenstein, Austrian general (d. 1634)
  • November 24 – Juan Martínez de Jáuregui y Aguilar, Spanish poet (d. 1641)
  • December 17 – Robert Bertie, 1st Earl of Lindsey, English adventurer and soldier (d. 1642)
  • December 25Orlando Gibbons, English composer (d. 1625)
  • date unknown
    • Hendrick Jacobszoon Lucifer, Dutch pirate and buccaneer (d. 1627)
    • Johann Heinrich Alting, German divine (d. 1644)
    • John Beaumont, English poet (d. 1627)
    • Bonaventura Elzevir, Dutch printer (d. 1652)
    • Stanisław Lubomirski, Polish nobleman (d. 1649)
    • Philip Massinger, English dramatist (d. 1640)
    • Hayashi Razan, Japanese neo-Confucianist scholar (d. 1657)
  • probable
    • Alexander Henderson, Scottish theologian (d. 1646)
    • Nzinga, warrior queen of Ndongo and Matamba (d. 1663)
    • Aurelian Townshend, English poet (d. 1643)

Deaths

  • March 18 – King Magnus of Livonia (b. 1540)
  • April – Lucas David, Prussian historian (b. 1503)
  • May 6 – Zacharias Ursinus, German theologian (b. 1534)
  • June 6
    • Nakagawa Kiyohide, Japanese military commander (b. 1556)
    • Shibata Katsutoyo, Japanese military commander (b. 1556)
  • June 9 – Thomas Radclyffe, 3rd Earl of Sussex, Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland (b. 1525)
  • June – Oda Nobutaka, Japanese samurai (b. 1558)
  • July 1 – Sakuma Morimasa, Japanese samurai and warlord (beheaded)
  • July 6 – Edmund Grindal, Archbishop of Canterbury (b. 1519)
  • September 9 – Humphrey Gilbert, English explorer (born c. 1537)
  • September 16 – Catherine Jagiellon, queen of John II of Sweden (b. 1526)
  • November 11 – Gerald Fitzgerald, 15th Earl of Desmond, Irish rebel
  • November 24 – René de Birague, French cardinal and chancellor (b. 1506)
  • December 14 – Ivan Fyodorov, Russian printer
  • December 31 – Thomas Erastus, Swiss theologian (b. 1524)
  • date unknown
    • Shibata Katsuie, Japanese military commander (b. 1530)
    • Andrei Kurbskii, Russian writer (b. 1528)

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