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

Events in year of 1599

  • 01-11Jacob van Necks fleet leaves Bantam Java with pepper, clove and muskaat
  • 03-27Robert Devereux becomes Lieutenant General of Ireland
  • 04-18Valencia Archduke Albrecht of Austrian marries Isabella of Spain
  • 07-19Jacob van Necks Merchant fleet leaves Java
  • 09-07Earl van Essex and Irish rebel Tyrone signs treaty

People born in year of 1599

  • 01-12Adrian van Utrecht: Flemish painter
  • 02-13Alexander VII [Fabio Chigi]: Siena, Italy -- Pope (1655-67)
  • 03-13Johannes Berchmans: Dutch Jesuit / Saint
  • 03-23Thomas Selle: Composer
  • 04-25Oliver Cromwell: Puritan lord protector of England (1653-58)
  • 06-12Jan W van Brederode: Governor (Hertogenbosch) / Field Marshal
  • 10-10Jacob Aertsz Colom: Dutch publisher (Consolation of the Sea)
  • 11-11Ottavio Piccolomini: Italian / Spanish marshal

People died in year of 1599

  • 01-13Edmund Spenser: Poet (Faerie Queene), dies at about 46
  • 01-22Cristofano Malvezzi: Composer, dies at 51
  • 09-11Cornelis de Houtman: Navigator (1st Dutch trip to Java), murder at 35