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Heads of State · Nekrolog

Henry IV of France
Henry IV becomes
King of France .
Shakespeare's Titus Andronicus, first edition
William Shakespeare's play
Titus Andronicus appears.
Raval, Lamentationes Hieremiae Prophetae
Sebastián Raval wrote the
Lamentationes Hieremiae Prophetae .
1594 in other calendars
Armenian calendar 1042/43 (turn of the year July)
Ethiopian calendar 1586/87 (turn of the year 10/11 September)
Bengali solar calendar 999/1000 (beginning of April 14th or 15th)
Buddhist calendar 2137/38 (southern Buddhism); 2136/37 (alternative calculation according to Buddha's Parinirvana )
Chinese calendar 71st (72nd) cycle

Year of the wood horse甲午 ( at the beginning of the year water snake 癸巳)

Chula Sakarat (Siam, Myanmar) / Dai calendar (Vietnam) 956/957 (turn of the year April)
Dangun era (Korea) 3927/28 (October 2/3)
Iranian calendar 972/973
Islamic calendar 1002/03 (New Year 15/16 September)
Jewish calendar 5354/55 (September 14/15)
Coptic calendar 1310/11 (September 10/11)
Malayalam calendar 769/770
Seleucid era Babylon: 1904/05 (turn of the year April)

Syria: 1905/06 (New Year October)

Vikram Sambat (Nepalese Calendar) 1650/51 (turn of the year April)


Politics and world events

Eastern and Northern Europe

Sigismund III. Wasa

England / Ireland

Western and Central Europe

City foundations

  • The settlement of Surgut am Ob , one of the oldest cities in Siberia , is founded. The place name comes from the Chantic language and means something like "area rich in fish".

Voyages of discovery


science and technology


Visual arts

The Rest on the Flight into Egypt (ca.1595)


William Shakespeare's first play Titus Andronicus appears. The earliest documented performance of Shakespeare's first comedy The Comedy of Errors ( The Comedy of Errors ) , whose plot closely follows the comedy Menaechmi the ancient Roman author Plautus modeled, will be held on December 28 in Gray's Inn , a London lawyer school instead. The verse epic The Rape of Lucrece was also created in 1594.



Historical maps and views

Central America 1594
Trier Hexentanzplatz, leaflet 1594


Date of birth saved

Gustav II Adolf, 1630

Exact date of birth unknown


First half of the year

Ferdinando Stanley, 5th Earl of Derby
Jacopo Tintoretto, self-portrait

Second half of the year

Gerhard Mercator, copper engraving by Frans Hogenberg

Exact date of death unknown

Web links

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