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Heads of State · Nekrolog

Flyer on the death of Maria Stuart
Maria Stuart is executed.
Sir Walter Raleigh
Walter Raleigh tries again to found a colony on Roanoke Island
The attack on Cadiz
Sir Francis Drake attacks Cádiz .
1587 in other calendars
Armenian calendar 1035/36 (turn of the year July)
Ethiopian calendar 1579/80 (New Year 11/12 September)
Bengali solar calendar 992/993 (beginning of April 14th or 15th)
Buddhist calendar 2130/31 (southern Buddhism); 2129/30 (alternative calculation according to Buddha's Parinirvana )
Chinese calendar 71st (72nd) cycle

Year of the fire pig丁亥 ( at the beginning of the year fire dog 丙戌)

Chula Sakarat (Siam, Myanmar) / Dai calendar (Vietnam) 949/950 (turn of the year April)
Dangun era (Korea) 3920/21 (October 2/3)
Iranian calendar 965/966
Islamic calendar 995/996 (turn of the year December 1st / 2nd)
Jewish calendar 5347/48 (October 2/3)
Coptic calendar 1303/04 (September 11-12)
Malayalam calendar 762/763
Seleucid era Babylon: 1897/98 (turn of the year April)

Syria: 1898/99 (turn of the year October)

Vikram Sambat (Nepalese Calendar) 1643/44 (turn of the year April)


Politics and world events

England / Spain

The execution of Maria Stuart


Other events in Europe

Vincenzo I. Gonzaga



science and technology



  • On August 18 comes Virginia Dare was the first European child on the floor of the United States today to the world.


The facade by Ottaviano Mascherino and
Giovanni Peruzzi, completed in 1587

nature and environment

Historical maps and views

World map 1587, Rumold Mercator


First half of the year

Second half of the year

Exact date of birth unknown

Born around 1587


First half of the year

Maria Stuart

Second half of the year

Exact date of death unknown


  • Huang, Ray. 1587, a Year of No Significance: The Ming Dynasty in Decline (Yale University Press, 1982).
  • Ott, Michael R. Fifteen hundred and eighty-seven: Literature, History and the Historia by D. Johann Fausten (Frankfurt am Main, 2014) online .

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