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Events in 1584
|11 January:|| ||The Julian calendar including its New Year's Day is delayed by 10 days.|
|17 January:|| ||Bohemia adopts the Gregorian calendar on the day after 7 January in the Julian system.|
|26 March:|| ||Jews celebrate Pesach for the next seven or eight days.|
|15 April:|| ||The resurrection of Jesus Christ is celebrated on Easter Sunday following the first full moon following the spring equinox since the Council of Nicaea in 325.|
|3 June:|| ||Seven weeks after Easter Christians celebrate Pentecost, possibly since 68 AD.|
|10 July:|| ||William of Orange, leader of the Dutch independence war against Spain, is shot and killed by bounty hunter Balthasar Gérard in Delft, aged 51.|
|27 Augustus:|| ||The thirty days of Ramadan in the Islamic year 992 begin at the first sighting of the lunar crescent.|
|15 September:|| ||Jews celebrate Yom Kippur since sunset last night.|
|26 September:|| ||Muslims celebrate the Conclusion of the Fast on the first day of the month Shawwal.|
|3 December:|| ||Muslims celebrate the Festival of Sacrifice on the tenth day of the month Dhu al-Hijjah.|
|24 December:|| ||Christmas Eve starts off the holidays celebrating the birth of Jesus of Nazareth.|
People in 1584
Christophe Plantin, Urban VII, Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina, Francis Drake, Willem Barentsz, Edmund Spenser, Giordano Bruno, Gerardus Mercator, Antoine Perrenot de Granvelle, Tintoretto, Elizabeth I, 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, John Smith, James Ussher and Hugo Grotius celebrated their birthday this year.
The year 1584 was a leap year starting on a Sunday, just like 1492, 1520, 1548 and 1576 in the century before it and 1612, 1640 and 1668 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?2018 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?1584 >, created 23 January 2011, changed 13 September 2012, served 24 June 2018.