Millennium: 2nd millennium
Centuries: 15th century16th century17th century
Decades: 1550s  1560s  1570s  – 1580s –  1590s  1600s  1610s
Years: 1580 1581 158215831584 1585 1586
1583 in other calendars
Gregorian calendar 1583
Ab urbe condita 2336
Armenian calendar 1032
Assyrian calendar 6333
Bahá'í calendar −261 – −260
Bengali calendar 990
Berber calendar 2533
English Regnal year 25 Eliz. 1 – 26 Eliz. 1
Buddhist calendar 2127
Burmese calendar 945
Byzantine calendar 7091–7092
Chinese calendar 壬午(Water Horse)
4279 or 4219
    — to —
癸未年 (Water Goat)
4280 or 4220
Coptic calendar 1299–1300
Discordian calendar 2749
Ethiopian calendar 1575–1576
Hebrew calendar 5343–5344
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat 1639–1640
 - Shaka Samvat 1505–1506
 - Kali Yuga 4684–4685
Holocene calendar 11583
Igbo calendar 583–584
Iranian calendar 961–962
Islamic calendar 990–991
Japanese calendar Tenshō 11
Juche calendar N/A
Julian calendar Gregorian minus 10 days
Korean calendar 3916
Minguo calendar 329 before ROC
Thai solar calendar 2126

1583 (MDLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar and a common year starting on Tuesday of the 10-day slower Julian calendar.




Date unknown

  • King James VI of Scotland signs a charter creating the Tounis College (the modern-day University of Edinburgh). For some unknown reason, the charter is dated a year earlier, as 1582.
  • The world's oldest, intact, still-surviving amusement park, Dyrehavsbakken, is founded north of Copenhagen.
  • The Bunch Of Grapes pub is built on Narrow Street, London.[1] Referred to by Charles Dickens in Our Mutual Friend as "The Six Jolly Fellowship Porters", it still stands in the 21st century, much rebuilt and renamed The Grapes.




  1. ^ "The London Charles Dickens Knew", walksoflondon.co.uk.
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