Historical Events in 1598

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  • Jan 7 Boris Godunov seizes Russian throne on death of Feodor I
  • Jan 8 Jews are expelled from Genoa, Italy
  • Jan 12 Pope Clement VIII seizes duchy of Ferrara on death of Alfonso
  • Feb 17 Boris Godunov chosen as Tsar of Russia
  • Feb 21 Boris Godunov crowned tsar
  • Mar 20 French King Henri IV & duke van Mercour sign treaty
  • Mar 25 Cornelis de Houtman's fleet departs for East-Indies
  • Apr 13 Edict of Nantes grants political rights to French Huguenots
  • Apr 30 1st theater performance in America (Spanish comedy-Rio Grande)
  • May 1 Jacob van Neck's merchant fleet departs for Java
  • May 2 France & Spain sign Peace of Vervins
  • May 6 Archduke Albrecht & Isabella become rulers of the Southern Netherlands

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Jun 30 King Philip II moves to Escorial palace

King of Spain Philip II
King of Spain
Philip II
  • Jul 10 Spanish theater plays "Moros y Los Cristianos" in Rio Grande
  • Aug 4 London's head office of Hanze closed
  • Aug 21 -22] Deed of Transfers proclaims Netherlands independence
  • Sep 1 Spanish king Philip II receives sacraments
  • Sep 17 Netherland sailors discover Mauritius

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Sep 22 Playwright and poet Ben Jonson is indicted for manslaughter as the result of a duel.

Playwright and Poet Ben Jonson
Playwright and Poet
Ben Jonson
  • Oct 15 Spanish general strategist Bernardino de Mendoza occupies fort Rhine
  • Nov 8 Spanish troops under Bernardino de Mendoza conquer Doetinchem
  • Nov 25 Jacob Cornelius van Neck's merchant fleet reaches Bantam West-Java on second Dutch expedition to Indonesia
  • Dec 16 Seven Year War: Battle of Noryang Point - in the final battle of the war Korean navy decisively defeats the Japanese
  • Dec 21 Battle of Curalaba: the Mapuche people led by Pelentaru revolt and inflict a major defeat on Spanish troops in southern Chile