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- January 15 - Russia cedes Livonia and Estonia to Poland
- February 24 - Pope Gregory XIII implements the Gregorian Calendar. In Italy, Poland, Portugal, and Spain October 4 of this year is followed directly by October 15, skipping over 10 days. Other countries follow at various later dates.
- November 28 - In Stratford-upon-Avon, 18 year-old William Shakespeare and 26 year-old Anne Hathaway pay a 40-pound bond for their marriage license (Shakespeare would later become one of the greatest playwrights in history).
Tibet, Foundation of Kumbum
- China, Jesuit Matteo Ricci is allowed to enter China
- Incident of Honnoji in Kyoto, Japan
- December 23 - Severo Bonini, composer (+ 1663)
- Gregorio Allegri, composer (+ 1652)
- Kobayakawa Hideaki, Japanese samurai and warlord
- June 21 - Oda Nobunaga, Japanese warlord (daimyo) (b. 1534)
- October 15 - Saint Teresa of Avila
- Giocangga, chieftain of the Jurchens and grandfather of Nurhaci.
- Akechi Mitsuhide, Japanese samurai and warlord
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