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Events and People Who Made History in the Year 1590 AD

February

February 26: Mauritius of Nassaus sails to Breda

March

March 4: Mauritius of Nassau's ship reaches Breda
March 6: Earl Mauritius conquerors Breda "turfschip of Breda"
March 14: Battle at Ivry: French King Henri IV beats Catholic League

April

April 2: States-General appoints earl Mauritius, viceroy of Utrecht

May

May 14: Battle at Ivry: French king Henri IV beats Catholic League

July

July 6: English Admiral Francis Drake takess Portuguese Forts at Taag
July 19: King Philip Ii's secretary Antonio Perez escapes jail

September

September 15: Giambattista Catagna elected as Pope Urban VII

December

December 5: Noccolo Sfondrato chosen Pope Gregory XIV
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