< MDXCIV = 1594 >
Events in 1594
|11 January:|| ||The Julian calendar including its New Year's Day is delayed by 10 days.|
|24 January:|| ||Shakespeare's play “Titus Andronicus” is first performed in London.|
|29 January:|| ||Scottish mathematician and astrologer John Napier publishes his magnum opus “A Plaine Discovery of the Whole Revelation of St. John”, predicting the end of the world in 1700.|
|2 February:|| ||Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina, Italian composer, dies in Rome, possibly on his 68th birthday.|
|6 February:|| ||Shakespeare's play “Titus Andronicus” is registered in the record book of the Stationers' Company of London.|
|27 March:|| ||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.|
|6 April:|| ||Jews celebrate Pesach for the next seven or eight days.|
|11 May:|| ||The thirty days of Ramadan in the Islamic year 1002 begin at the first sighting of the lunar crescent.|
|15 May:|| ||Seven weeks after Easter Christians celebrate Pentecost, possibly since 68 AD.|
|31 May:|| ||Tintoretto, Italian painter, dies in Venice at age 75.|
|10 June:|| ||Muslims celebrate the Conclusion of the Fast on the first day of the month Shawwal.|
|15 June:|| ||Nicolas Poussin, French painter, is born near Les Andelys.|
|9 July:|| ||Dutch explorer Willem Barentsz has his first encounter with a polar bear in the Barents Sea.|
|17 Augustus:|| ||Muslims celebrate the Festival of Sacrifice on the tenth day of the month Dhu al-Hijjah.|
|24 September:|| ||Jews celebrate Yom Kippur since sunset last night.|
|2 December:|| ||Gerardus Mercator, Flemish cartographer, inventor of the Mercator projection of spherical surfaces, dies in Duisburg, Germany at age 82.|
|24 December:|| ||Christmas Eve starts off the holidays celebrating the birth of Jesus of Nazareth.|
|28 December:|| ||Shakespeare's play “The Comedy of Errors” is performed in the “Gray's Inn”, London.|
People in 1594
Francis Drake, Willem Barentsz, Edmund Spenser, Giordano Bruno, Karel van Mander, El Greco, Elizabeth I, Joseph Scaliger, Akbar the Great, Tycho Brahe, Johan van Oldenbarnevelt, Miguel de Cervantes, Walter Raleigh, Francis Bacon, 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, Joost van den Vondel and Shah Jahan celebrated their birthday this year.
The year 1594 was a common year starting on a Saturday, just like 1502, 1513, 1519, 1530, 1541, 1547, 1558, 1569, 1575 and 1583 in the century before it and 1605, 1611, 1622, 1633, 1639, 1650, 1661, 1667, 1678 and 1689 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?1594 >, created 23 January 2011, changed 13 September 2012, served 26 March 2017.