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Events and People Who Made History in the Year 1582 AD

January

January 15: Russia cedes Livonia and Estonia to Poland, loses access to Baltic

February

February 19: Francis of Valois becomes duke of Brabant
February 24: Pope Gregory XIII announces New Style (Gregorian) calendar

March

March 18: Prince Willem of Orange injured in attack at Antwerp

April

April 3: French van Valois honored as duke of Gelre/earl of Zutphen

June

June 20: Bishop Domingo de Salazar of Manila suppresses the Philippines

July

July 22: Willem van Orange moves from Antwerp to Delft

August

August 22: King James IV of Scotland captured
August 23: French van Valois pays tribute to earl of Flanders

October

October 4: Last Julian calender day in Spain/Portugal/pontifical states
October 5: Gregorian calendar introduced in Italy, other Catholic countries
October 15: Many Catholic countries switch to Gregorian calendar, skip 10 days

November

November 27: William Shakespeare marries Anne Hathaway
November 28: Playwright and poet William Shakespeare weds Anne Hathaway

December

December 10: France begins use of Gregorian calendar
December 14: Zealand/Brabant Netherlands adopt Gregorian calendar, tomorrow is 12/25
December 15: Leidse university names Rembert Dodoens professor of botany/medicine
December 15: Spanish Netherlands/Denmark/Norway adopt Gregorian calendar
December 21: Flanders adopts Gregorian calendar, tomorrow is Jan 1 1583
December 25: Zealand/Brabant adopts Gregorian calendar, yesterday was Dec 14th
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