1587 in History – What happened in year 1587

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

In history, year 1587 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 1587.

Top Historical Events of the Year 1587 ⚡:

Date/MonthEvent / Incidence / Incident
07 februaryMary, Queen of Scots, was executed at Fotheringhay Castle for her involvement in the Babington Plot to murder her cousin, Elizabeth Iof England.
29 aprilAnglo-Spanish War: In the Bay of Cádiz, Francis Drake led the first of several naval raids on the Spanish Armada that destroyed so many ships that Philip II of Spain had to delay his plans to invade England for over a year.


Famous birthdays in the year 1587:

Date/MonthName / Profession / Country
03 NovemberSamuel Scheidt / Composer / Germany
05 January Xu Xiake / Geographer / China
08 January Johannes Fabricius / Academic / Germany
17 OctoberNathan Field / Actor / United Kingdom
17 NovemberJoost van den Vondel / Poet / Netherlands
18 OctoberLady Mary Wroth / Poet / United Kingdom
18 SeptemberFrancesca Caccini / Writer / Italy
24 JuneWilliam Arnold / Settler / United Kingdom
26 February Stefano Landi / Educator / Italy
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