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Year 1588 (MDLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a leap year starting on Monday of the 10-day slower Julian calendar).

Events of 1588

January–June



July–December

  • July – King Henry III of France capitulates to the Duke of Guise and returns to Paris.
  • July 31 – The first engagement between the English and Spanish fleets off Plymouthmarker results in an English victory.
  • August 2 – The English and Spanish fleets meet again off Dorset (The English fleet is led by Lord Howard of Effingham and Sir Francis Drake). The English again have the better of it.


Undated



Births



See also :Category:1588 births.


Deaths



See also :Category:1588 deaths.



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