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Events of 1589
- January 26 – Job is elected as the first Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia.
- February 26 – Valkendorfs Kollegium is founded in Copenhagen, Denmark.
- August – King James VI of Scotland, the future king of England, marries Anne of Denmark.
- August 2 – Henry III of France is murdered by a fanatical Catholic monk. Henry of Navarre proclaims himself as King Henry IV of France. As many of the late King's troops refuse to support a Protestant, Henry is forced to give up the siege of Paris.
- September 21 – Battle of Arques: King Henry's forces defeat the forces of the Catholic League under Duke Charles of Mayenne (younger brother of the Duke of Guise).
- November 1 – Henry IV of France is repulsed in an attempt to capture Paris from the Catholic League.
- The Catholic League rebels against King Henry III of France, in revenge for his murder of Duke Henry of Guise. They proclaim the deposition of the King, and acclaim the imprisoned Cardinal de Bourbon as the rightful King of France, calling him Charles X. The King makes peace with his old rival, Henry of Navarre, and together they besiege Paris.
- San Luigi dei Francesi, Rome, is completed by Domenico Fontana.
- Hiroshima, Japan is founded.
- The monks of the Pechenga Monastery, the northernmost in the world, are massacred by the Swedes.