On This Day

Historical Events in 1599

  • 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
  • Mar 27 Robert Devereux becomes lt-general of Ireland
  • Jul 19 Jacob van Necks merchant fleet leaves Java
  • Jul 23 Caravaggio's 1st public commission for paintings
  • Aug 15 Nine Years War: Battle of Curlew Pass - Irish forces led by Hugh Roe O'Donnell successfully ambush English forces, led by Sir Conyers Clifford, sent to relieve Collooney Castle.
  • Sep 7 Earl of Essex & Irish rebel Tyrone signs treaty
  • Dec 25 The city of Natal, Brazil, is founded.