Sir Richard Bingham

Sir Richard Bingham, by Unknown artist, 1564 - NPG 3793 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Sir Richard Bingham

by Unknown artist
oil on panel, 1564
23 in. x 19 1/2 in. (584 mm x 495 mm)
Purchased, 1951
Primary Collection
NPG 3793

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  • Sir Richard Bingham (1528-1599), Soldier and Governor of Connaught. Sitter associated with 2 portraits.

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Negotiations are held to marry Queen Elizabeth I to Charles, Archduke of Austria.
Sir Robert Dudley is made Earl of Leicester.

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The poet and dramatist William Shakespeare is born at Stratford-upon-Avon.


Phillip II of Spain orders that the decrees of the Council of Trent be enforced throughout his territories.
The strict application of Spanish Catholicism in the Netherlands leads to Protestant resistance under by William of Orange.
Death of the Holy Roman Emperor Ferdinand I of Austria and the succession of his son Maximilian II as Holy Roman Emperor and King of Austria, Bohemia and Hungary.

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