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1590English admiral Francis Drake takes Portuguese Forts at Taag

1590 Historical Events
Date Event
Feb 26
Mauritius of Nassaus sails to Breda 
Mar 4
Mauritius of Nassau's ship reaches Breda 
Mar 6
Earl Mauritius conquerors Breda "turfschip of Breda" 
Mar 14
Battle of Ivry: French King Henri IV beats Catholic League during French Wars of Religion 
Apr 2
States-General appoints earl Mauritius, viceroy of Utrecht 
May 17
Anne of Denmark is crowned Queen of Scotland. 
Jul 6
English admiral Francis Drake takes Portuguese Forts at Taag 
Jul 19
King Philip Ii's secretary Antonio Perez escapes jail 
Aug 17
John White returns to Roanoke, NC to find no trace of colonists he had left there 3 years earlier [or Aug 18, 1591] 
Aug 30
Tokugawa Ieyasu enters Edo Castle. (Traditional Japanese date: August 1, 1590) 
Sep 5
Alexander Farnese's army forces Henry IV of France to raise the siege of Paris. 
Sep 15
Giambattista Catagna elected as Pope Urban VII 
Sep 27
Pope Urban VII dies 13 days after being chosen as the Pope, making his reign the shortest papacy in history. 
Dec 5
Niccolo Sfondrati chosen as Pope Gregory XIV 
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