1579 in History – What happened in year 1579

✅ Published on March 24th, 2009 in 16th Century in History

In history, year 1579 has its own importance and known for many memorable events like famous birthdays, inventions, natural disaster, treaties, change of rulers, special days etc. Find below a list of important historical events which happened during the year 1579.

Top Historical Events of the Year 1579 ⚡:

Date/MonthEvent / Incidence / Incident
17 juneExplorer Francis Drake landed in a region of present-dayCalifornia, naming it New Albion and claiming it for England.
08 julyOur Lady of Kazan, a holy icon of the Russian Orthodox Church,was discovered underground in Kazan, present-day Tatarstan, Russia.
24 OctoberJusuit pastor SJ Thomas was the first Englishman to visit India. He arrived in Goa by Portuguese boat.


Famous birthdays in the year 1579:

Date/MonthName / Profession / Country
01 AugustLuis Vélez de Guevara / Author / Spain
09 DecemberMartin de Porres / Saint / Peru
09 February Johannes Meursius / Scholar / Netherlands
11 NovemberFrans Snyders / Painter / Belgium
13 JulyArthur Dee / Physician / United Kingdom
24 March Tirso de Molina / Monk / Spain
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