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The murder of Heinrich III.
Jacques Clément murders King Henry III. of France .
Charles de Bourbon
Charles de Bourbon is proclaimed
King of
France as Charles X.
Wilhelm V of Bavaria
Wilhelm V. orders the Hofbräuhaus in Munich .
1589 in other calendars
Armenian calendar 1037/38 (turn of the year July)
Ethiopian calendar 1581/82 (turn of the year 10/11 September)
Bengali solar calendar 994/995 (beginning of April 14th or 15th)
Buddhist calendar 2132/33 (southern Buddhism); 2131/32 (alternative calculation according to Buddha's Parinirvana )
Chinese calendar 71st (72nd) cycle

Year of the Earth- Ox 己丑 ( at the beginning of the year Earth-Rat 戊子)

Chula Sakarat (Siam, Myanmar) / Dai calendar (Vietnam) 951/952 (turn of the year April)
Dangun era (Korea) 3922/23 (October 2/3)
Iranian calendar 967/968
Islamic calendar 997/998 (turn of the year 9/10 November)
Jewish calendar 5349/50 (September 10-11)
Coptic calendar 1305/06 (September 10/11)
Malayalam calendar 764/765
Seleucid era Babylon: 1899/1900 (turn of the year April)

Syria: 1900/01 (turn of the year October)

Vikram Sambat (Nepalese Calendar) 1645/46 (turn of the year April)


Politics and world events


Henry of Navarre

Anglo-Spanish War

In response to the Spanish conquest attempt in the previous year which sends British Queen Elizabeth I , the English armada led by Admiral Sir Francis Drake and General Sir John Norreys to the Iberian coast with orders to Spanish track warships and sink, the Portuguese rebels to to support the pretender António von Crato from an extramarital sideline of the house of Avis , which died out in 1580 , and to conquer the Azores . The expedition ends with heavy losses of its own without reaching the set goals. The attack on the port city of La Coruña is repulsed and Lisbon remains firmly in Spanish hands. The sack of the island of Porto Santo , part of the Madeira archipelago, remains Drake's only successful undertaking.

Scotland / Scandinavia

In marrying by proxy married on August 20 at Kronborg Castle in Denmark the Scottish King James VI. Princess Anna of Denmark and Norway . Almost two weeks later, the bride travels to Scotland , but has to turn off to Norway because of bad weather. The wedding, at which the bride and groom see each other for the first time, will finally take place on November 23 in Oslo .


science and technology

  • David Fabricius produced the first East Frisian map printed in East Frisia under the title Nie und warhäftige Beschrivinge des Ostfresland .
Maris Pacifici


Cover picture of the orchésography , edition 1589


The electoral councilor in Trier , Dietrich Flade , was arrested on April 22 at the instigation of Auxiliary Bishop Peter Binsfeld on charges of witchcraft . He was sentenced to death by fire on September 18 and executed on the same day.

Execution of Peter Stumps

The presumably mentally ill Peter Stump is found guilty by the courts in Bedburg on October 28th for having committed at least 16 murders, rape and incest in the form of a werewolf . Furthermore, he is accused of magic and living with a "devil". A few days later he is wheeled and beheaded to death. The case is receiving attention across Europe. After Stump, werewolves in the Rhineland are still called Stüpp today .

  • The witch trials in the county of Werdenfels , which lasted until 1591, begin. A total of 127 people are accused of witchcraft, 48 of whom were executed over the course of three years and three others perished in custody.


Historical maps and views

Abraham Ortelius : Map of the Pacific
Valletta 1589


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Henry III, 1570

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