1583 in History – What happened in year 1583

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

In history, year 1583 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 1583.

Top Historical Events of the Year 1583 ⚡:

Date/MonthEvent / Incidence / Incident
05 augustExplorer Humphrey Gilbert established the first English colonyin North America at what is now St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador,Canada.
17 decemberCologne War-Forces under Ernest of Bavaria defeated the troops under Gebhard Truchsess von Waldburg at the Siege of Godesberg.


Famous birthdays in the year 1583:

Date/MonthName / Profession / Country
03 March Edward Herbert / Soldier / United Kingdom
08 January Simon Episcopius / Academic / Netherlands
10 AprilHugo Grotius / Philosopher / Netherlands
13 SeptemberGirolamo Frescobaldi / Pianist / Italy
16 JuneAxel Oxenstierna / Politician / Sweden
20 JuneJacob De la Gardie / Politician / Sweden
23 February Jean-Baptiste Morin / Mathematician / France
24 NovemberJuan Martínez de Jáuregui y Aguilar / Poet / Spain
24 NovemberPhilip Massinger / Dramatist / United Kingdom
24 SeptemberAlbrecht von Wallenstein / General / Bahamas
25 DecemberOrlando Gibbons / Composer / United Kingdom
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