1593 in History
January 5 William Louis of Nassau becomes governor/viceroy of Drenthe
January 27 Vatican opens 7 year trial against scholar Giordano Bruno
March 23 English Congressionalist Henry Barrow accused of slander
June 28 Earl Mauritius conquerors Geertruidenberg
July 25 France's Protestant King Henri IV converts to Roman Catholic
December 15 State of Holland grants patent on windmill with crankshaft
December 24 Storm hits Texel: 40 ships hit, 500 killed