1586 in History – What happened in year 1586

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

In history, year 1586 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 1586.

Top Historical Events of the Year 1586 ⚡:

Date/MonthEvent / Incidence / Incident
19 juneEnglish colonies left Roanoke Island after failing to establish England’s first permanent settlement in North America. The establishment was financed by Sir Humphrey Gilbert. The final group of colonists disappeared during Anglo- Spanish war, three years after the last shipment of supplies from England. The Roanoke colony, known as the lost colony was located in today’s Dare County, North Carolina, USA.
22 septemberEighty Years' War-Spanish forces were victorious against acombined Anglo-Dutch army in the Battle of Zutphen.
27 JulySir Walter Raleh became the man who brought tobacco from Vazinia to London.
07 OctoberThe Mughal army entered Kashmir.
25 FebruaryAkbar's court poet Birbal was killed in a battle with the rebel Yousafzai.


Famous birthdays in the year 1586:

Date/MonthName / Profession / Country
01 JulyClaudio Saracini / Composer / Italy
05 JulyThomas Hooker / Activist / United Kingdom
06 DecemberNiccolò Zucchi / Physicist / Italy
07 JulyThomas Howard / Politician / United Kingdom
17 AprilJohn Ford / Poet / United Kingdom
20 AprilRose of Lima / Mystic / Peru
20 January Johann Schein / Composer / Germany
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