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March – Maurice of Nassau, Prince of Orange, takes Breda, by concealing 68 of his best men in a peat-boat, to get through the impregnable defences.
March 14 – Battle of Ivry: Henry IV of France again defeats the forces of the Catholic League, under Charles, Duke of Mayenne.
May–August, – Henry IV of France unsuccessfully attempts to besiege Paris. Henry is forced to raise the siege, when Alexander Farnese, Duke of Parma comes to its rescue with a Spanish army.
May 17: Anne of Denmark
May 17 – Anne of Denmark is crowned queen consort of Scotland, at Holyrood Abbey in Edinburgh.
May 21 – The Treaty of Constantinople is signed.
August 18 – John White, governor of the Colony of Roanoke, returns from a supply-trip to England and finds his settlement deserted. After the unsuccessful search, he returns to England on October 24.
September 15 – Urban VII succeeds Sixtus V, as the 228th pope; he dies of malaria twelve days later.
September 15 – The Neulengbach earthquake causes significant damage and some loss of life, in Lower Austria and Vienna; the effects are felt as far as Bohemia and Silesia.
December 5 – Gregory XIV succeeds Urban VII, as the 229th pope.
December 7 – North Berwick witch trials: Agnes Sampson is questioned by King James VI of Scotland, and confesses to practising witchcraft.
Toyotomi Hideyoshi Orthodox Patriarch Meletius I of Alexandria succeeds Silvester.
Japan is united by Toyotomi Hideyoshi.
The Spanish are pushed out of southern Gelderland, by the Dutch forces.
A group of English merchants gains the right to trade in Ottoman territory, in return for supplying the sultan with iron, steel, brass and tin for his war with Persia.