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Events in 1581
|4 January:|| ||James Ussher, Archbishop of Armagh and Primate of All Ireland between 1625–56, is born in Dublin.|
|16 January:|| ||Muslims celebrate the Festival of Sacrifice on the tenth day of the month Dhu al-Hijjah.|
|26 March:|| ||The resurrection of Jesus Christ is celebrated on Easter Sunday after the first full moon after the spring equinox since the Council of Nicaea in 325.|
|30 March:|| ||Jews celebrate Pesach for the next seven or eight days.|
|14 May:|| ||Seven weeks after Easter Christians celebrate Pentecost, possibly since 68 AD.|
|26 July:|| ||Having declared themselves independent from Spain, the Dutch Low Countries form the Republic of the Seven United Netherlands.|
|17 September:|| ||Jews celebrate Yom Kippur since sunset last night.|
|29 September:|| ||The thirty days of Ramadan in the Islamic year 989 begin at the first sighting of the lunar crescent.|
|29 October:|| ||Muslims celebrate the Conclusion of the Fast on the first day of the month Shawwal.|
People in 1581
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, Peter Paul Rubens and John Smith celebrated their birthday this year.
The year 1581 was a common year starting on a Sunday, just like 1486, 1497, 1503, 1514, 1525, 1531, 1542, 1553, 1559 and 1570 in the century before it and 1589, 1595, 1606, 1617, 1623, 1634, 1645, 1651, 1662, 1673 and 1679 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?1581 >, created 23 January 2011, changed 13 September 2012, served 24 June 2017.