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Millennium: 2nd millennium
June 5: First voyage of Willem Barents in search of the Northeast Passage.
1594 in various calendars
Gregorian calendar1594
Ab urbe condita2347
Armenian calendar1043
Assyrian calendar6344
Balinese saka calendar1515–1516
Bengali calendar1001
Berber calendar2544
English Regnal year36 Eliz. 1 – 37 Eliz. 1
Buddhist calendar2138
Burmese calendar956
Byzantine calendar7102–7103
Chinese calendar癸巳年 (Water Snake)
4291 or 4084
    — to —
甲午年 (Wood Horse)
4292 or 4085
Coptic calendar1310–1311
Discordian calendar2760
Ethiopian calendar1586–1587
Hebrew calendar5354–5355
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat1650–1651
 - Shaka Samvat1515–1516
 - Kali Yuga4694–4695
Holocene calendar11594
Igbo calendar594–595
Iranian calendar972–973
Islamic calendar1002–1003
Japanese calendarBunroku 3
Javanese calendar1514–1515
Julian calendarGregorian minus 10 days
Korean calendar3927
Minguo calendar318 before ROC
Nanakshahi calendar126
Thai solar calendar2136–2137
Tibetan calendar阴水蛇年
(female Water-Snake)
1720 or 1339 or 567
    — to —
(male Wood-Horse)
1721 or 1340 or 568

1594 (MDXCIV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar and a common year starting on Tuesday of the Julian calendar, the 1594th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 594th year of the 2nd millennium, the 94th year of the 16th century, and the 5th year of the 1590s decade. As of the start of 1594, the Gregorian calendar was 10 days ahead of the Julian calendar, which remained in localized use until 1923.






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Maria Tesselschade Visscher


King Gustavus Adolphus of Sweden

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Martin Frobisher
Gerardus Mercator


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