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This article is about the year 1593.
|Centuries:||15th century – 16th century – 17th century|
|Decades:||1560s 1570s 1580s – 1590s – 1600s 1610s 1620s|
|Years:||1590 1591 1592 – 1593 – 1594 1595 1596|
|1593 by topic|
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|Ab urbe condita||2346|
|Bahá'í calendar||−251 – −250|
|English Regnal year||35 Eliz. 1 – 36 Eliz. 1|
|Chinese calendar||壬辰年 (Water Dragon)
4289 or 4229
— to —
癸巳年 (Water Snake)
4290 or 4230
|- Vikram Samvat||1649–1650|
|- Shaka Samvat||1515–1516|
|- Kali Yuga||4694–4695|
|Japanese calendar||Bunroku 2
|Julian calendar||Gregorian minus 10 days|
|Minguo calendar||319 before ROC
|Thai solar calendar||2136|
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- January – Siege of Pyongyang (1593): A Japanese invasion is defeated in Pyongyang by a combined force of Korean and Ming troops.
- January 18 – Siamese King Naresuan in combat on elephant back killed Burmese Crown Prince Minchit Sra on Monday, Moon 2 Waning day 2, Year of the Dragon, Chula sakarat 954, reckoned as corresponding to January 25, 1593, of the Gregorian calendar, and commemorated as Royal Thai Armed Forces Day.
- January 27 – The Roman Inquisition opens the seven-year trial of scholar Giordano Bruno.
- February 2 - Battle of Piątek: Polish forces led by Janusz Ostrogski are victorious.
- February 12 - The Battle of Haengju is victory for Korea over Japan.
- May 18 - Playwright Thomas Kyd's accusations of heresy lead to an arrest warrant for Christopher Marlowe.
- June 22 – Battle of Sisak in Croatia: The Habsburgs defeat the Ottoman Empire.
- July 29 - The Long War breaks out in Hungary, between the Habsburgs and the Ottomans.
- Mihai Viteazul becomes prince of Walachia.
- Henry Constable's Spiritual Sonnetts are written.
- The book Controversiae written by Robert Bellarmine.
- c. 1593-1604 - According to John Warwick Montgomery, the Rosicrucian manifestos are initially composed by Tobias Hess in anticipation of the opening of the vault in 1604 according to Simon Studion's apocalyptic timetable.
- March 13 – Georges de La Tour, French painter (d. 1652)
- March 25 – Jean de Brébeuf, French Jesuit missionary (d. 1649)
- April – Mumtaz Mahal, Persian wife of Shah Jahan I (d. 1631)
- April 3 – George Herbert, English poet and orator (d. 1633)
- April 4 – Edward Nicholas, English statesman (d. 1669)
- April 13 – Thomas Wentworth, 1st Earl of Strafford, English statesman (d. 1641)
- May 19 – Jacob Jordaens, Flemish painter (d. 1678)
- July 8 – Artemisia Gentileschi, Italian painter (d. c.1654)
- August 9 – Izaak Walton, English writer (d. 1683)
- August 29 – Toyotomi Hideyori, Japanese nobleman (d. 1615)
- September 22 – A. Matthäus Merian, Swiss cartographer (d. 1650)
- November 1 – Abel Servien, French diplomat (d. 1659)
- date unknown
- Leonardo Agostini, Italian antiquary (d. 1685)
- Louis Barbier, French bishop (d. 1670)
- William Fitz-Shakespeare, William Shakespeare's son (d. 1630?)
- Francis Russell, 4th Earl of Bedford (d. 1641)
- Mervyn Tuchet, 2nd Earl of Castlehaven (d. 1631)
- Anthony van Diemen, Dutch merchant (d. 1645)
- Jerónimo Lobo, Portuguese Jesuit missionary (d. 1678)
- Mikołaj Ostroróg, Polish nobleman (d. 1651)
- Sir George Radcliffe, English politician (d. 1657)
- February 6
- March 23 – Henry Barrowe, English Puritan and separatist (b. 1550)
- April 6 – John Greenwood, English Puritan and separatist (hanged)
- April 9 – Fredrick Hawrn, English painter
- May 29 – John Penry, Welsh Protestant martyr (b. 1559)
- May 30 – Christopher Marlowe, English poet and playwright (b. 1564)
- June 25 – Michele Mercati, Italian physician and botanist (b. 1541)
- July 11 – Giuseppe Arcimboldo, Italian painter (b. 1527)
- September 25 – Henry Stanley, 4th Earl of Derby (b. 1531)
- date unknown