1590 in History – What happened in year 1590

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

In history, year 1590 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 1590.

Top Historical Events of the Year 1590 ⚡:

Date/MonthEvent / Incidence / Incident
17 mayAnne of Denmark was crowned Queen consort of Scotland in theabbey church at Holyrood Palace.
18 augustOn the third birthday of his granddaughter Virginia Dare, thefirst English child born in the Americas, John White, governor of theRoanoke Colony in present-day North Carolina, US, returned from Englandonly to find the settlement deserted.
16 octoberItalian composer Carlo Gesualdo caught his wife having anextramarital affair with Duke Fabrizio Carafa of Andria and killed themboth on the spot.
27 SeptemberPope Urban VII, who was the shortest Pope, died.


Famous birthdays in the year 1590:

Date/MonthName / Profession / Country
18 March Manuel de Faria e Sousa / Poet / Portugal
19 AugustHenry Rich / Politician / United Kingdom
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