1580 in History – What happened in year 1580

In history, year 1580 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 1580.

Know what happened in 1580:

Date/MonthEvent / Incidence / Incident
25 AugustWar of the Portuguese Succession-The army of the pretender tothe Portuguese throne, António, Prior of Crato (pictured), was routedin the Battle of Alcântara, ending his short-lived reign.
06 AprilOne of the largest earthquakes in the recorded history ofEngland, Flanders and Northern France struck the region.
25 AugustWar of the Portuguese Succession-The army of the pretender to the Portuguese throne, António, Prior of Crato, was routed in the Battle of Alcântara, ending his short-lived reign.


List of famous birthdays in the year 1580:

Date/MonthName / Profession / Country
01 DecemberNicolas-Claude Fabri de Peiresc / Astronomer / France
06 JulyJohann Stobäus / Composer / Germany
06 JuneGodefroy Wendelin / Astronomer / Belgium
09 JuneDaniel Heinsius / Scholar / Belgium
14 SeptemberFrancisco de Quevedo / Politician / Spain
15 SeptemberCharles Annibal Fabrot / Author / France
18 AprilThomas Middleton / Poet / United Kingdom

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