On This Day

June 1597 in History

Events in History

  • 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

Birthdays in History

  • Jun 9 Pieter Jansz Saenredam, Dutch architecture painter, born in Assendelft

Deaths in History

  • Jun 2 Diederik Sonoy, German/Neth governor of Northern quarter, dies at 67
  • Jun 9 Jose de Anchieta, Spanish Jesuit and missionary to Brazil (founder of São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro) dies at 63
  • Jun 20 Willem Barentsz/Barents, Dutch navigator. Barents Sea named after him