On This Day

What Happened in September 1598

Historical Events

Historic Event

Sep 1 Spanish King Philip II receives sacraments

  • Sep 17 Dutch sailors discover island of Mauritius

Historic Event

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

Famous Birthdays

  • Sep 23 Eleonore Gonzaga, wife of Ferdinand II, Holy Roman Emperor (d. 1655)

Famous Deaths

Philip II of Spain

Sep 13 Philip II, King of Spain (1556-98) and Portugal (1580-98), dies of cancer at 71

  • Sep 15 Hidejoshi [Hijoshi], Japanese general strategist and kampaku, dies
  • Sep 18 Toyotomi Hideyoshi, Japanese warlord (b. 1536)
  • Sep 29 Floris I van Pallandt, earl of Culemborg, dies at about 61