1588 in History
January 22 Pope Sixtus V decrees "Immense aeterni" (Reformed curia)
April 4 Christian IV succeeds Frederik II as king of Denmark
May 9 Duke Henri de Guises troops occupy Paris
May 12 Catholic League under duke Henri de Guise occupies Paris
May 13 King Henri III flees Paris
May 19 Spanish Armada sets sail for Lisbon, bound to England
May 30 Spanish Aramada under Medina-Sidonia departs Lisbon to invade England
June 9 Spanish Armada sails from Lisbon to England
June 19 Spanish Armada heavily destroyed in storm at Coruna
July 11 French king Henri III accept demands of Catholic League
July 18 Admiral Howard beats Spanish Armada
July 21 English fleet defeats Spanish armada
July 26 John Hawkins becomes a knight
July 28 Spanish Armada sails to overthrow England's Queen Elizabeth I
July 29 Attacking Spanish Armada defeated and scattered by English defenders
July 29 Duke Farneses troops ready for invasion of England
July 31 English fleet beats Spanish Armada
August 1 English Admiral Howard van Effingham beats Spanish Armada
August 6 Spanish Armada under Medina Sidonia anchors
August 7 English assault on Spanish Armada
August 8 Sea battle at Grevelingen: English fleet battles Spanish armada
August 12 Medemblik surrenders to Spanish army
October 23 Medina Sidonia's Spanish Armada returns to Santander