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Events and People Who Made History in the Year 1591 AD

February

February 3: German monarchy forms Protestant Union of Torgau

March

March 1: Pope Gregory XIV threatens to excommunicate French king Henri IV
March 13: Battle at Tondibi: Moroccans army under Judar beats sultan Askia Ishaq II of Songhai

April

April 19: Chartres surrenders to king Henri IV in France

May

May 20: Spanish troops in Zutphen surrenders to Willem Louis/Mauritius

June

June 20: Mauritius and Willem van Nassau occupy Devente

August

August 19: French king Henri IV occupies Rouen

September

September 9: Battle at Flores Azores: Spanish beat English
September 21: French bishops recognize Henri IV as king of France

October

October 21: Nijmegen surrenders to Earl Mauritius van Nassau
October 29: Giovanni A Facchinetti elected as Pope Innocentius IX

November

November 12: Castiliaans army occupies Zaragoza
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