1588 in History – What happened in year 1588

In history, year 1588 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 1588.

Top Historical Events of the Year 1588:

Date/MonthEvent / Incidence / Incident
12 mayAn apparently spontaneous public uprising arose in staunchlyCatholic Paris against the moderate policies of Henry III.
28 mayAnglo-Spanish War The Spanish Armada, with 130 ships and over 30, 000 men, set sail from Lisbon for the English Channel in an attempt to invade England.


Famous birthdays in the year 1588:

Date/MonthName / Profession / Country
05 AprilThomas Hobbes / Philosopher / United Kingdom
08 SeptemberMarin Mersenne / Philosopher / France
09 JuneJohann Andreas Herbst / Composer / Germany
10 SeptemberNicholas Lanier / Writer / United Kingdom
10 DecemberIsaac Beeckman / Philosopher / Netherlands
11 JuneGeorge Wither / Poet / United Kingdom
12 January John Winthrop / Politician / United Kingdom
13 MayOle Worm / Physician / Denmark
15 AprilClaudius Salmasius / Author / France
28 MayPierre Séguier / Politician / France
30 JuneGiovanni Maria Sabino / Composer / Italy

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