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Millennium: 2nd millennium
Centuries: 15th century16th century17th century
Decades: 1560s  1570s  1580s  – 1590s –  1600s  1610s  1620s
Years: 1592 1593 159415951596 1597 1598

Year 1595 (MDXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar and a common year starting on Wednesday of the 10-day slower Julian calendar.

Events

  • January – Mehmed III succeeds Murad III as Sultan of the Ottoman Empire.
  • May 18 – The Treaty of Tyavzino brings to an end the Russo-Swedish War (1590–1595).
  • May 24 – The Nomenclator of Leiden University Library appears, the first printed catalog of an institutional library.
  • June 9 – Battle of Fontaine-Française: Henry IV of France defeats the Spanish, but is nearly killed.
  • July 21 – A Spanish expedition led by navigator and explorer Álvaro de Mendaña de Neira makes the first European landing in Polynesia, on the Marquesas Islands.
  • August 13 – Battle of Calugareni: The Wallachians, led by Michael the Brave, accomplish a great victory against the large army of the Turks, numbering over 150,000 men, led by Sinan Pasha. Wallachian tactical victory.
  • October 26 – Battle of Giurgiu: Michael the Brave again defeats the Turkish army led by Sinan Pasha, pushing them on the right side of the Danube.
  • December 9 – Probable first performance of William Shakespeare's Richard II.

Date unknown

Births

  • January 6 – Claude Favre de Vaugelas, French grammarian and man of letters (d. 1650)
  • April 12 – Miles Hobart (d. 1639)
  • June 9 – King Wladislaus IV of Poland (d. 1648)
  • June 13 – Jan Marek Marci, Bohemian physician and scientist (d. 1677)
  • June 19 – Guru Har Gobind, the Sixth Sikh Guru (d. 1606)
  • September 21 – Adrian Fearney, British pirate (d. 1641)
  • November 13 – George William, Elector of Brandenburg (d. 1640)
  • December 4 – Jean Chapelain, French poet (d. 1674)
  • December 5 – Henry Lawes, English musician (d. 1662)
  • December 27 – Bohdan Khmelnytsky, hetman of Ukraine (d. 1657)
  • date unknown
    • Thomas Carew, English poet (d. 1645)
    • Miles Corbet, English Puritan politician (d. 1662)
    • Jean Desmarets, French writer (d. 1676)
    • Henry Herbert, English official (d. 1673)
    • Lars Kagg, Swedish soldier and politician (d. 1661)
    • Thomas May, English poet and historian (d. 1650)
    • Henri II de Montmorency (d. 1632)
    • Bartholomaeus Nigrinus, Polish Rosicrucian (d. 1646)
    • Pocahontas, Algonquian princess (d. 1617)
    • Mikołaj Potocki, Polish politician (d. 1651)
    • Robert Sempill the younger, Scottish writer (d. 1663)
    • Cornelius Vermuyden, Dutch engineer (d. 1683)
  • probable
    • Dirck van Baburen, Dutch painter (d. 1624)
    • Albrycht Stanisław Radziwiłł, Lithuanian chancellor (d. 1656)

Deaths

  • January 15 – Murad III, Ottoman Sultan (b. 1546)
  • January 24 – Archduke Ferdinand II of Austria (b. 1529)
  • February 12 – Archduke Ernest of Austria, Governor of the Spanish Netherlands (b. 1553)
  • February 21 – Robert Southwell, Jesuit priest and poet (b. 1561)
  • April 25 – Torquato Tasso, Italian poet (b. 1544)
  • May 25 – Valens Acidalius, German critic and poet (b. 1567)
  • May 26 – Philip Neri, Italian churchman (b. 1515)
  • August 24 – Thomas Digges, English astronomer (b. 1546)
  • August 26 – Antonio, Prior of Crato, claimant to the throne of Portugal (b. 1531)
  • September – Patriarch Jeremias II of Constantinople (b. 1530)
  • October 19 – Philip Howard, 20th Earl of Arundel, English nobleman (b. 1537)
  • November 5 – Luis Barahona de Soto, Spanish poet (b. 1548)
  • November 12John Hawkins, English shipbuilder and trader (b. 1532)
  • November 29 – Alonso de Ercilla y Zúñiga, Basque soldier and poet (b. 1533)
  • December 14 – Henry Hastings, 3rd Earl of Huntingdon (b. 1535)
  • date unknown
    • Grzegorz Branicki, Polish nobleman (born 1534)
    • Turlough Luineach O'Neill, Irish chief of Tyrone (b. c. 1530)
    • Robert Sempill, Scottish ballad-writer (b. 1530)
    • Thomas Whythorne, English writer and musician (b. 1528)

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