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Events in 1580
|6 January:|| ||John Smith, English explorer, is baptized in Willoughby, Lincolnshire.|
|28 January:|| ||Muslims celebrate the Festival of Sacrifice on the tenth day of the month Dhu al-Hijjah.|
|30 January:|| ||Philip II of Spain outlaws Dutch independence fighter William of Orange.|
|3 April:|| ||The resurrection of Jesus Christ is celebrated Easter Sunday following the first full moon following the spring equinox as described by the Council of Nicaea in 325.|
|9 April:|| ||Jews celebrate Pesach for the next seven or eight days.|
|22 May:|| ||Seven weeks after Easter Christians celebrate Pentecost, possibly since 68 AD.|
|11 July:|| ||Spanish conquistador Juan de Garay founds the port city of Santa María de los Buenos Ayres, becoming the capital of Argentinia two centuries later.|
|19 Augustus:|| ||Andrea Palladio, Italian Renaissance architect, dies in Maser near Treviso at age 71.|
|29 September:|| ||Jews celebrate Yom Kippur since sunset last night.|
|10 October:|| ||The thirty days of Ramadan in the Islamic year 988 begin at the first sighting of the lunar crescent.|
|9 November:|| ||Muslims celebrate the Conclusion of the Fast on the first day of the month Shawwal.|
People in 1580
Christophe Plantin, Urban VII, Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina, Francis Drake, Willem Barentsz, Edmund Spenser, Giordano Bruno, Alva, Gerardus Mercator, Antoine Perrenot de Granvelle, Tintoretto, Elizabeth I, William of Orange, Joseph Scaliger, Akbar the Great, Tycho Brahe, Johan van Oldenbarnevelt, Miguel de Cervantes, Walter Raleigh, Francis Bacon, Christopher Marlowe, William Shakespeare, Galileo Galilei, Maurice of Nassau, Johannes Kepler, Caravaggio, Ben Jonson, John Donne, Jacob Cats and Peter Paul Rubens celebrated their birthday this year.
The year 1580 was a leap year starting on a Friday, just like 1496, 1524 and 1552 in the century before it and 1588, 1616, 1644 and 1672 in the next.
The coloured days highlight
other historical milestones, and recurring events such as anniversaries and
icons indicate the phases of the moon and appear only for dates in the Gregorian calendar, i.e. after 14 October 1582. The Chinese calendar is available only from 1645 to 2644, the first millenium since the last reform. The coloured columns mark the Sundays, the last day of the week per standard ISO-8601.
The normal calendar page for the current /year?2017 contains an introduction to the intriguing history of the year as we know it. The Calendar Converter has more detail. The so called Perpetual Calendar uses a trick from before the age of computers to find the weekday for any Gregorian date. Also see an overview of all historical events in the last six thousand years.
URL: < http://4umi.com/year?1580 >, created 23 January 2011, changed 13 September 2012, served 25 March 2017.