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

Events in year of 1598

  • 01-07Boris Godunov seizes Russian throne on death of Feodore I
  • 01-08Genoa Italy expels Jews
  • 01-08Jews are expelled from Genoa Italy
  • 01-12Pope Clement VIII seizes duchy of Ferrara on death of Alfonso
  • 02-17Boris Godunov chosen tsar of Russia
  • 02-21Boris Godunov crowned tsar
  • 03-11Countess Charlotte of Nassau marries Duke Claude de la Tremoille
  • 03-20French King Henri IV and Duke van Mercour sign treaty
  • 04-13Edict of Nantes grants political rights to French Huguenots
  • 04-301st theater performance in America (Spanish comedy-Rio Grande)
  • 05-01Jacob van Necks Merchant fleet departs for Java
  • 05-02France and Spain signs Peace of Vervins
  • 05-06Archduke Albrecht and Isabella become Monarch of Southern Netherlands
  • 06-30King Philip II moves to Escorial palace
  • 07-10Spanish theater plays "Moros y Los Cristianos" in Rio Grande
  • 09-01Spanish King Philip II receives sacraments
  • 09-17Netherland sailors discover Mauritius
  • 10-15Spanish general strategist Bernardino de Mendoza occupies fort Rhine
  • 11-08Spanish troops under of Bernardino de Mendoza conquer Doetinchem
  • 11-26Jacob of Necks Merchant fleet reaches Bantam West-Java

People born in year of 1598

  • 04-05Laurentius Erhard: Composer
  • 04-23Maarten Harpertszoon Tromp: Naval commander
  • 05-23Claude Mellan: French engraver / cartoonist / painter, baptized
  • 08-07Georg Stiernhielm: "father of Swedish poetry" (Hercules)
  • 12-07Giovanni Bernini: Italy -- Baroque sculptor (St Teresa in Ecstasy)

People died in year of 1598

  • 01-07Theodorus I [Fedor Ivanovitch]: Czar of Russia (1584-98), dies at 40
  • 01-08Johan Georg: Elector of Brandenburg (1571-91), dies at 72
  • 02-10Anna van Bull: 1st Wife of Polish / Swedish King Sigismund II
  • 06-28Abraham Ortelius [Ortels / Hortels]: South Netherlands geographer, dies at 71
  • 08-04William Cecil 1st baron Burghley: English Premier, dies at 77
  • 09-13Philip II: King of Spain (1556-98), dies at 71
  • 09-15Hidejoshi [Hijoshi]: Japanese General strategist / kampaku
  • 09-29Floris I van Pallandt: Earl of Culemborg, dies at about 61
  • 12-06Elbertus Leoninus: Dutch lawyer / politician, dies at about 78
  • 12-15Philip van Marnix: Flemish ruler of St Aldegonde / poet, dies at 58