Events in year of 1596

  • 01-31Catholic League disjoins
  • 04-17Archduke Albrecht of Austria occupies Calais
  • 04-24Pacificatie of Ireland drawn
  • 05-18Willem Barents leaves Amsterdam for Novaya Zemlya
  • 05-26England, France and Netherlands signs Drievoudig Covenant against Spain
  • 06-22Cornelis de Houtmans fleet reaches Banten Java
  • 06-30English / Dutch fleet reach Cadiz
  • 07-05English fleet under the Earl of Essex plunder Cadiz
  • 07-17At 10:30AM Dutch explorer Willem Barents arrives at Novaya Zemlya
  • 08-03David Fabricius discovers light variation of Mira (1st variable star)
  • 08-09Henry van Cuyk becomes Bishop of Roermond
  • 09-05Dutch fleet commander Cornelis de Houtman taken hostage in Java
  • 09-07Dutch fleet bombs Banten Java
  • 10-25Spanish fleet sails from Lisbon to Ireland
  • 10-31English / French / Dutch delegates sign anti-Spanish "Drievoudig Covenant"
  • 11-29King Philip II devalues Spanish currency
  • 12-22Ferryboat Meuniers crashes in Paris, 150 die

People born in year of 1596

  • 01-05Henry Lawes: English composer
  • 01-13Jan J Goyen: Dutch landscape painter
  • 03-11Isaac Elsevier: Book publisher
  • 05-09Abraham van Diepenbeeck: Painter
  • 06-21Michael Fjodorovitsj: Tsar of Russia (1613-45) / 1st Romanov
  • 08-19Elisabeth Stuart: English Daughter of James I
  • 08-26Frederik V: King of Bohemia (White Mountain)
  • 09-03Nicolo Amati: Italy -- Violin maker (Stradivari and Guarneri)
  • 09-04Constantine Huygens: Dutch poet / diplomat (Delightful Folly)
  • 09-23Joan Blaeu: Cartographer / publisher
  • 09-28Vredius [Olivier de Wree]: Flemish historian / poet / Mayor

People died in year of 1596

  • 01-21John Ligarius: German Theologist / Prime Minister, dies at 66
  • 05-27Tibaldi II: Italian Painter / Sculptor / architect
  • 07-29Jacobus Latomus: Flemish Poet (Psalms / Jeremias) dies at about 84
  • 09-13Pieter D Keyzer / Keyser: Astronomer / navigator (Java)
  • 12-08Luis de Carabajal: 1st Jewish Author in America, executed in Mexico

Events in year of 1597

  • 02-24Flemish Painter Frederick of Valckenborch becomes porter of Frankfurt-on-Main
  • 03-11Land guardian Albrecht occupies Amiens on France
  • 03-12England routes troops to Amiens
  • 06-14At 4:30 AM Willem Barents leaves Novaya Zemlya for Netherlands
  • 08-11Germany throws out English sales people
  • 08-14Cornelis de Houtmans fleet is 1st Dutch visit to Java
  • 08-201st Dutch East India Company ships returned from Far East
  • 09-16French troops chase away Albrecht of Austria
  • 09-25Amiens surrenders to French King Henri IV
  • 10-09Earl Mauritius occupies Breevoort
  • 11-07Emilia of Nassau weds Dom Emanuel of Portugal

People born in year of 1597

  • 06-09Pieter J Saenredam: Architecture painter
  • 07-22Virgilio Mazzocchi: Composer
  • 07-31Sebastian Stosskopf: Elzassisch painter, baptized
  • 12-23Martin Opitz: Germany -- Poet "Father of Modern German poetry"

People died in year of 1597

  • 02-02Lucas van Valckenborch: Flemish painter, buried at about 61
  • 02-15Pieter J Kies: Dutch Mayor of Haarlem (1572-73), dies at about 66
  • 03-10Petrus Forestus: Dutch Physician (Willem of Orange)
  • 05-20Matthijs Heldt: Dies in battle
  • 06-02Diederik Sonoy: German / Netherlands Governor of Northern quarter, dies at 67
  • 06-09Jose de Anchieta: Spanish Jesuit / missionary
  • 06-20Willem Barents: Explorer (discovered Spitsbergen and Bereneil)
  • 07-20Franciscus Raphelengius [French of Ravelingen]: Neth publisher
  • 12-18Barbara Blomberg: German mistress of Emperor Karel, dies at 67
  • 12-21Petrus Canisius: Dutch Jesuit / saint, dies at 76