1580 in History – What happened in year 1580

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

In history, year 1580 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 1580.

Top Historical Events of the Year 1580 ⚡:

Date/MonthEvent / Incidence / Incident
06 aprilOne of the largest earthquakes in the recorded history of England, Flanders and Northern France struck the region.
25 augustWar of the Portuguese Succession-The army of the pretender tothe Portuguese throne, António, Prior of Crato, was routedin the Battle of Alcântara, ending his short-lived reign.
26 SeptemberBritish sailor Francis Drake traveled all over the world by sea and returned home to England.


Famous birthdays in the year 1580:

Date/MonthName / Profession / Country
01 DecemberNicolas-Claude Fabri de Peiresc / Astronomer / France
06 JuneGodefroy Wendelin / Astronomer / Belgium
06 JulyJohann Stobäus / Composer / Germany
09 JuneDaniel Heinsius / Scholar / Belgium
14 SeptemberFrancisco de Quevedo / Politician / Spain
15 SeptemberCharles Annibal Fabrot / Author / France
18 AprilThomas Middleton / Poet / United Kingdom
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