Decades: 1540s 1550s 1560s 1570s 1580s - 1590s - 1600s 1610s 1620s 1630s 1640s
Years: 1588 1589 1590 1591 1592 - 1593 - 1594 1595 1596 1597 1598
May 18 - Playwright Thomas Kyd's accusations of heresy lead to an arrest warrant for Christopher Marlowe.
July 25 - King Henry IV of France returns to Catholicism, and is recgonized as King in most of France.
Outbreak of the Long War in Hungary between the Habsburgs and the Ottomans.
April 13 - Thomas Wentworth, Earl of Strafford, English statesman.
July 8 - Artemisia Gentileschi, painter.
August 9 - Izaak Walton, English writer.
Matthaus Meriah, German illustrator.
Paolo Agostino, Italian musician.
Louis Barbier, French bishop.
Jacob Jordaens, Flemish painter.
Andrej Kobav, Slovene mathematician.
A. Matthäus Merian, Swiss cartographer.
Georges de La Tour, painter.
March 23 - Henry Barrowe, English Puritan and Separatist.
April 6 - John Greenwood, English Puritan and Separatist.
May 30 - Christopher Marlowe, English playwright
Emperor Ogimachi of Japan
William Harrison, English clergyman.
Henry Stanley, 4th Earl of Derby.
Giussepe Arcimboldo, Italian painter.\n