"Surely, Paris is worth a mass."
- French king Henry IV, explaining his decision to convert from Protestantism to Catholicism.
In the year AD 1593...
These people were born in 1593:
These people died in 1593:
- English playwright Christopher Marlowe, murdered under mysterious circumstances while under house arrest for heresy.
- Italian painter Giuseppe Arcimboldo, best known for his portraits of human heads made out of fruits, vegetables, flowers, etc.
- Japanese emperor Ogimachi.
- Italian physician and pioneering archaeologist Michele Mercati.
- Korean poet Jeong Cheol.
- Polish nobleman Krzysztof Kosiñski, leader of two rebellions against the Polish crown, killed while attempting to raise an army for a third.
- English Puritan separatists Henry Barrowe, John Greenwood, and John Penry, executed on the trumped up charge of "devising and circulating seditious books."
1592 - 1593 - 1594