1583 in History – What happened in year 1583

In history, year 1583 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 1583.

Know what happened in 1583:

Date/MonthEvent / Incidence / Incident
17 DecemberCologne War-Forces under Ernest of Bavaria defeated the troopsunder Gebhard Truchsess von Waldburg at the Siege of Godesberg.
05 AugustExplorer Humphrey Gilbert established the first English colonyin North America at what is now St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador,Canada.
05 AugustExplorer Humphrey Gilbert established the first English colonyin North America at what is now St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador,Canada.


List of famous birthdays in the year 1583:

Date/MonthName / Profession / Country
03 March Edward Herbert / Soldier / United Kingdom
08 January Simon Episcopius / Academic / Netherlands
10 AprilHugo Grotius / Philosopher / Netherlands
13 SeptemberGirolamo Frescobaldi / Pianist / Italy
16 JuneAxel Oxenstierna / Politician / Sweden
20 JuneJacob De la Gardie / Politician / Sweden
23 February Jean-Baptiste Morin / Mathematician / France
24 NovemberPhilip Massinger / Dramatist / United Kingdom
24 SeptemberAlbrecht von Wallenstein / General / Bahamas
24 NovemberJuan Martínez de Jáuregui y Aguilar / Poet / Spain
25 DecemberOrlando Gibbons / Composer / United Kingdom

More years: 1503 | 1513 | 1523 | 1533 | 1543 | 1553 | 1563 | 1573 | 1583 | 1593 || 1583 | 1683 | 1783 | 1883 | 1983

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