On This Day

Historical Events in 1597

  • Feb 5 A group of early Japanese Christians are killed by the new government of Japan for being seen as a threat to Japanese society
  • Feb 24 Flemish painter Frederick of Valckenborch becomes porter of Frankfurt-on-Main
  • Mar 11 Archduke Albrecht occupies Amiens, France
  • Mar 12 England sends troops to Amiens

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Apr 23 William Shakespeare's "The Merry Wives of Windsor" is first performed, with Queen Elizabeth I of England in attendance

Playwright William Shakespeare
Playwright
William Shakespeare
Queen of England and Ireland Elizabeth I
Queen of England and Ireland
Elizabeth I
  • 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
  • Aug 11 Germany throws out English sales people
  • Aug 14 Cornelis de Houtmans fleet is 1st Dutch visit to Java
  • Aug 20 1st Dutch East India Company ships return from the Far East
  • Sep 16 French troops chase away Albrecht of Austria

Victory in battleVictory in Battle

Sep 25 Amiens surrenders to French King Henry IV

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