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Deaths in History in 1597

  • Jan 19 Maharana Pratap, Rajput king of Mewar (1572-1597), dies of injuries sustained in a hunting accident at 56
  • Feb 2 Lucas van Valckenborch, Flemish painter, buried at about 61
  • Feb 15 Pieter J Kies, Dutch mayor of Haarlem (1572-73), dies at about 66
  • Mar 10 Petrus Forestus, Dutch physician (Willem of Orange), dies
  • May 20 Dutch commander Matthijs Heldt, dies in battle
  • Jun 2 Diederik Sonoy, German/Neth governor of Northern quarter, dies at 67
  • Jun 9 Jose de Anchieta, Spanish jesuit/missionary, dies
  • Jun 20 Willem Barentsz/Barents, Dutch navigator. Barents Sea named after him
  • Jul 20 Franciscus Raphelengius [French of Ravelingen], Neth publisher, dies
  • Oct 4 Sarsa Dengel, Emperor of Ethiopia (b. 1550)
  • Oct 9 Ashikaga Yoshiaki, 15th Japanese shōgun, dies at 59
  • Nov 6 Infanta Catherine Michelle of Spain [Catalina Micaela de Austria], Duchess consort of Savoy (1585-97), dies at 30
  • Dec 18 Barbara Blomberg, German mistress of emperor Karel, dies at 67
  • Dec 21 Saint Peter Canisius, Dutch Jesuit Catholic priest, dies at 76