Historical Events in February 1597

26 Martyrs of Japan Executed

Feb 5 A group of early Japanese Christians, known as the 26 Martyrs, 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

Historic Event

Feb 26 Cornelis de Houtman's Dutch fleet departs Bali and sets sail for the Netherlands