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Events and People Who Made History in the Year 1584 AD


January 7: Last day of the Julian calendar in Bohemia and Holy Roman empire
January 17: Bohemia adopts Gregorian calendar
January 22: Parts of Switzerland adopt Gregorian calendar (& parts in 1812)


March 25: Sir Walter Raleigh renews Humphrey Gilbert's patent to explore N Amer


May 16: 7 Westfriese towns divide monasteries of Egmond/Blokker/St-Pietersdal
May 30: Earl Adolf van Nieuwenaar/Meurs becomes viceroy of Gelderland


July 10: Spanish army leader Richebourg conquerors Liefkenshoek, Belgium


September 15: San Lorenzo del Escorial Palace in Madrid finished
September 17: Gent surrenders to duke of Parma


November 10: Willem Louis of Nassau appointed viceroy of Friesland
November 23: English parliament throws out Jesuits
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