1582 in History – What happened in year 1582

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

In history, year 1582 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 1582.

Top Historical Events of the Year 1582 ⚡:

Date/MonthEvent / Incidence / Incident
15 octoberSpain, Portugal, the Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth, and mostof the Italian states became the first countries to replace the Juliancalendar with the Gregorian calendar.
10 DecemberFrance started using the Gregorian calendar.


Famous birthdays in the year 1582:

Date/MonthName / Profession / Country
06 February Mario Bettinus / Mathematician / Italy
17 OctoberJohann Gerhard / Academic / Germany
23 DecemberSevero Bonini / Composer / Italy
27 NovemberPierre Dupuy / Historian / France
28 JuneWilliam Fiennes / Politician / United Kingdom
28 January John Barclay / Poet / France
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