What Happened in 1599

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Historical Events

  • Jan 11 Jacob van Necks fleet leaves Bantam Java with pepper, clove & muskaat
  • Mar 27 Robert Devereux becomes lt-general of Ireland
  • Jul 19 Jacob van Necks merchant fleet leaves Java
  • Jul 23 Caravaggio's 1st public commission for paintings
  • Aug 15 Nine Years War: Battle of Curlew Pass - Irish forces led by Hugh Roe O'Donnell successfully ambush English forces, led by Sir Conyers Clifford, sent to relieve Collooney Castle.
  • Sep 7 Earl of Essex & Irish rebel Tyrone signs treaty
  • Dec 25 The city of Natal, Brazil, is founded.

World Leaders in 1599

Famous People in 1599

Famous Weddings

  • Apr 18 Valencia arch duke Albrecht of Austrian marries Isabella of Spain

Famous Deaths

  • Jan 13 Edmund Spenser, poet (Faerie Queene), dies at about 46
  • Jan 22 Cristofano Malvezzi, composer, dies at 51
  • Feb 8 Robert Rollock, Scottish educator
  • Apr 10 Gabrielle d'EstrĂ©e, mistress of King Henry IV of France (b. 1571)
  • Apr 14 Henry Wallop, English statesman
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