|Centuries:||15th century – 16th century – 17th century|
|Decades:||1560s 1570s 1580s – 1590s – 1600s 1610s 1620s|
|Years:||1590 1591 1592 – 1593 – 1594 1595 1596|
- May 18 – Playwright Thomas Kyd's accusations of heresy lead to an arrest warrant for Christopher Marlowe.
- June 22 – Ottoman Empire defeated in Battle of Sisak, their first defeat in Europe.
- July 25 – King Henry IV of France returns to Catholicism, and is recognized as King in most of France.
- Outbreak of the Long War in Hungary between the Habsburgs and the Ottomans.
- Mihai Viteazul becomes prince of Walachia.