Historical Events in 1596

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  • Jan 31st Catholic League disbanded
  • Apr 17th Archduke Albrecht of Austria occupies Calais
  • Apr 24th Pacificatie of Ireland drawn
  • May 18th Willem Barents leaves Amsterdam for Novaya Zemlya
  • May 26th England, France & Netherlands sign Drievoudig Covenant against Spain
  • Jun 22nd Cornelis de Houtmans fleet reaches Banten Java
  • Jun 30th English/Dutch fleet reach Cadiz
  • Jul 5th English fleet under the earl of Essex plunder Cadiz
  • Jul 17th At 10:30AM Dutch explorer Willem Barents arrives at Novaya Zemlya
  • Aug 3rd David Fabricius discovers light variation of Mira (1st variable star)
  • Aug 9th Henry van Cuyk becomes bishop of Roermond
  • Sep 5th Dutch fleet commander Cornelis de Houtman taken hostage in Java
  • Sep 7th Dutch fleet bombards Banten, Java
  • Sep 20th Diego de Montemayor founded the city of Monterrey in New Spain.
  • Oct 24th -26] Battle at Kerestes: Ottoman beat Austria-Hungary & Germany
  • Oct 25th Spanish fleet sails from Lisbon to Ireland
  • Oct 31st English/French/Dutch delegates sign anti-Spanish "Drievoudig Covenant"

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Nov 29th King Philip II devalues Spanish currency

King of Spain Philip II
King of Spain
Philip II
  • Dec 22nd Ferryboat Meuniers crashes in Paris, 150 die