On This Day

What Happened in October 1597

Historical Events

  • Oct 9 Eighty Years War: Maurice of Nassau, Prince of Orange with English support captures Breevoort, Netherlands from the Spanish

Famous Deaths

  • Oct 4 Sarsa Dengel, Emperor of Ethiopia (b. 1550)
  • Oct 9 Ashikaga Yoshiaki, 15th Japanese shōgun, dies at 59