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Millennium: 2nd millennium
February 8: Mary, the former Queen of Scotland, is executed for conspiring to assassinate Queen Elizabeth of England.
October 31: Leiden University Library is opened.
1587 in various calendars
Gregorian calendar1587
Ab urbe condita2340
Armenian calendar1036
Assyrian calendar6337
Balinese saka calendar1508–1509
Bengali calendar994
Berber calendar2537
English Regnal year29 Eliz. 1 – 30 Eliz. 1
Buddhist calendar2131
Burmese calendar949
Byzantine calendar7095–7096
Chinese calendar丙戌年 (Fire Dog)
4284 or 4077
    — to —
丁亥年 (Fire Pig)
4285 or 4078
Coptic calendar1303–1304
Discordian calendar2753
Ethiopian calendar1579–1580
Hebrew calendar5347–5348
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat1643–1644
 - Shaka Samvat1508–1509
 - Kali Yuga4687–4688
Holocene calendar11587
Igbo calendar587–588
Iranian calendar965–966
Islamic calendar995–996
Japanese calendarTenshō 15
Javanese calendar1506–1507
Julian calendarGregorian minus 10 days
Korean calendar3920
Minguo calendar325 before ROC
Nanakshahi calendar119
Thai solar calendar2129–2130
Tibetan calendar阳火狗年
(male Fire-Dog)
1713 or 1332 or 560
    — to —
(female Fire-Pig)
1714 or 1333 or 561

1587 (MDLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar and a common year starting on Sunday of the Julian calendar, the 1587th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 587th year of the 2nd millennium, the 87th year of the 16th century, and the 8th year of the 1580s decade. As of the start of 1587, the Gregorian calendar was 10 days ahead of the Julian calendar, which remained in localized use until 1923.






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Jan Pieterszoon Coen
Gabriel Gustafsson Oxenstierna
Hans van Steenwinckel the Younger


Juraj Drašković
Mary, Queen of Scots
Ralph Sadler
Godfried van Mierlo
Francesco I de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany


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