What Happened in September 1596

Historical Events

  • Sep 5 Dutch fleet commander Cornelis de Houtman taken hostage in Java
  • Sep 7 Dutch fleet bombards Banten, Java
  • Sep 20 Diego de Montemayor founded the city of Monterrey in New Spain.

Famous Birthdays

  • Sep 3 Nicolo Amati, Italian violin maker (Stradivari & Guarneri)
  • Sep 4 Constantine Huygens, Dutch poet/diplomat (Delightful Folly)
  • Sep 23 Joan Blaeu, cartographer/publisher
  • Sep 28 Vredius, [Olivier de Wree], Flemish historian/poet/mayor

Famous Deaths

  • Sep 9 Anna Jagiellon, Polish Queen
  • Sep 13 Pieter D Keyzer/Keyser, astronomer/navigator (Java)
  • Sep 15 Leonhard Rauwolf, German physician and botanist (b. 1535 or 1540)