On This Day

What Happened in 1596

Historical Events

  • Jan 31 Catholic League disbanded
  • Apr 17 Archduke Albrecht of Austria occupies Calais
  • Apr 24 Pacificatie of Ireland drawn
  • May 18 Willem Barents leaves Amsterdam for Novaya Zemlya
  • May 26 England, France & Netherlands sign Drievoudig Covenant against Spain
  • Jun 22 Cornelis de Houtmans fleet reaches Banten Java
  • Jun 30 English and Dutch fleet begin attack of the Spain fleet moored at Cádiz during the Anglo-Spanish war. Leads also to the looting and burning of the city of Cádiz.
  • Jul 5 English fleet under Robert Devereux, 2nd Earl of Essex, captures Cadiz
  • Jul 17 At 10:30AM Dutch explorer Willem Barents arrives at Novaya Zemlya
  • Aug 3 David Fabricius discovers light variation of Mira (1st variable star)
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Famous People in 1596

World Leaders in 1596