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Feb 19 Having already inherited the throne of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth through his mother, Catherine Jagellonica of Poland, Sigismund III of the House of Vasa is crowned King of Sweden, succeeding his father John III of Sweden.

  • Feb 27 Henri IV crowned king of France
  • Mar 12 Company of Distant established for business on East-Indies
  • Mar 22 French King Henri IV festival in Paris
  • Apr 15 Fleming Pieter Stevens appointed royal painter of Rudolf II (Prague)
  • May 22 Earl Mauritius & Willem Louis begins siege of Groningen

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Jun 11 Philip II recognized the rights and privileges of the local nobles and chieftains in the Philippines, which paves way to the creation of the Principalía (i.e., elite ruling class of native nobility in Spanish Philippines).

King of Spain Philip II
King of Spain
Philip II
  • Jul 23 Groningen surrenders to Count Mauritius/Willem Louis