Decades: 1530s 1540s 1550s 1560s 1570s - 1580s - 1590s 1600s 1610s 1620s 1630s
Years: 1577 1578 1579 1580 1581 - 1582 - 1583 1584 1585 1586 1587
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, Matteo Ricci s.j. is allowed to enter in China
Incident of Honnoji in Kyoto, Japan
December 23 - Severo Bonini, composer (+ 1663)
Oda Nobunaga, Japanese shogun\n