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Heads of State · Nekrolog

Babington letter, the - possibly forged - letter from Maria Stuart to Anthony Babington
Francis Walsingham uncovers the Babington conspiracy against Queen Elizabeth I , in which Mary Queen of Scots is also involved.
Women's costume book
The women's costume book by Jost Amman and Conrad Lautenbach appears.
The erection of the obelisk
Pope Sixtus V has an obelisk erected in front of St. Peter's Basilica in Rome .
1586 in other calendars
Armenian calendar 1034/35 (turn of the year July)
Ethiopian calendar 1578/79 (turn of the year 10/11 September)
Bengali solar calendar 991/992 (beginning of April 14th or 15th)
Buddhist calendar 2129/30 (southern Buddhism); 2128/29 (alternative calculation according to Buddhas Parinirvana )
Chinese calendar 71st (72nd) cycle

Year of the Fire Dog丙戌 ( at the beginning of the year Wood Rooster 乙酉)

Chula Sakarat (Siam, Myanmar) / Dai calendar (Vietnam) 948/949 (turn of the year April)
Dangun era (Korea) 3919/20 (October 2/3)
Iranian calendar 964/965
Islamic calendar 994/995 (turn of the year 11/12 December)
Jewish calendar 5346/47 (September 12/13)
Coptic calendar 1302/03 (September 10/11)
Malayalam calendar 761/762
Seleucid era Babylon: 1896/97 (turn of the year April)

Syria: 1897/98 (turn of the year October)

Vikram Sambat (Nepalese Calendar) 1642/43 (turn of the year April)


Politics and world events

England / Scotland / Spain

James VI. 1586

Holy Roman Empire

Contemporary depiction of the city of Werl and the battle

Papal States

Eastern Europe

  • In the area of ​​today's Voronezh , a wooden border fortress is being built to protect against the frequent incursions of the Crimean Tatars .

science and technology

Simon Stevin


Technical representation of the obelisk



  • December 10th : Biggest town fire : 56 houses and 23 barns of an estimated 100 "households" in Höchst am Main burn. The western city gate towards Mainz, known as the “Specht” or “Untertor”, and the town hall are also destroyed.
  • An eruption of the Kelut volcano on Java kills around 10,000 people.

Historical maps and views

Depiction of the Bay of Biscay 1586


First half of the year

Pietro della Valle

Second half of the year

Exact date of birth unknown


Date of death secured

August of Saxony

Exact date of death unknown

Web links

Commons : 1586  - Collection of Images, Videos, and Audio Files

Individual evidence

  1. s: Women's costume book