On This Day

January 1599 in History

Events in History

  • 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

Birthdays in History

  • Jan 12 Adrian van Utrecht, Flemish painter

Deaths in History

  • Jan 13 Edmund Spenser, poet (Faerie Queene), dies at about 46