On This Day

What Happened in January 1599

Historical Events

  • Jan 11 Jacob van Neck's fleet leaves Bantam, Java in modern day Indonesia with 1 million pounds of pepper and cloves and a further half a ship full of nutmeg, mace and cinnamon

Famous Birthdays

  • Jan 12 Adrian van Utrecht, Flemish painter

Famous Deaths

  • Jan 13 Edmund Spenser, poet (Faerie Queene), dies at about 46
  • Jan 22 Cristofano Malvezzi, Italian composer, dies at 51