On This Day

What Happened in June 1597

Historical Events

  • Jun 14 At 4:30 AM Willem Barents leaves Novaya Zemlya for Netherlands
  • Jun 24 Cornelis de Houtman's Dutch fleet reaches Bantam, West Java

Famous Birthdays

  • Jun 9 Pieter J Saenredam, architecture painter

Famous Deaths

  • Jun 2 Diederik Sonoy, German/Neth governor of Northern quarter, dies at 67
  • Jun 9 Jose de Anchieta, Spanish jesuit/missionary, dies
  • Jun 20 Willem Barentsz/Barents, Dutch navigator. Barents Sea named after him