- Graaf Filips III (Oostenrijks Huis) was from 1555 till 1581 sovereign of the Netherlands (also known as Graafschap Holland)
- In the year 1579: Source: Wikipedia
- January 23 » The Union of Utrecht forms a Protestant republic in the Netherlands.
- February 6 » The Archdiocese of Manila is made a diocese by a papal bull with Domingo de Salazar being its first bishop.
- June 17 » Sir Francis Drake claims a land he calls Nova Albion (modern California) for England.
- June 26 » Livonian campaign of Stephen Báthory begins.
- July 8 » Our Lady of Kazan, a holy icon of the Russian Orthodox Church, is discovered underground in the city of Kazan, Tatarstan.
- October 19 » James VI of Scotland is celebrated as an adult ruler by a festival in Edinburgh.
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Frits Derksen, "Stamboom Derikx, Derksen en Heijnen", database, Genealogy Online (https://www.genealogieonline.nl/parenteel-derksen/I16779.php : accessed February 7, 2023), "Joannes Maechs (1579-????)".