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Events in 1588
|11 January:|| ||The Julian calendar including its New Year's Day is delayed by 10 days.|
|3 April:|| ||The resurrection of Jesus Christ is celebrated Easter Sunday following the first full moon following the spring equinox as fixed by the Council of Nicaea in 325.|
|11 April:|| ||Jews celebrate Pesach for the next seven or eight days.|
|22 May:|| ||Seven weeks after Easter Christians celebrate Pentecost, possibly since 68 AD.|
|28 May:|| ||The Spanish Armada sets sail from Lisbon for the English Channel, requiring three days for the 130 ships to leave port.|
|15 July:|| ||The thirty days of Ramadan in the Islamic year 996 begin at the first sighting of the lunar crescent.|
|29 July:|| ||The English Royal Navy defeats the Spanish Armada anchored off Gravelines.|
|14 Augustus:|| ||Muslims celebrate the Conclusion of the Fast on the first day of the month Shawwal.|
|1 October:|| ||Jews celebrate Yom Kippur since sunset last night.|
|21 October:|| ||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 1588
Christophe Plantin, Urban VII, Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina, Francis Drake, Willem Barentsz, Edmund Spenser, Giordano Bruno, Karel van Mander, Gerardus Mercator, 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, Hugo Grotius, Jan Pieterszoon Coen and Joost van den Vondel celebrated their birthday this year.
The year 1588 was a leap year starting on a Friday, just like 1496, 1524, 1552 and 1580 in the century before it and 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?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?1588 >, created 23 January 2011, changed 13 September 2012, served 23 March 2018.