Events in History in 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

  • Mar 11 Archduke Albrecht occupies Amiens, France
  • Mar 12 England sends troops to Amiens

Historic Event

Apr 23 William Shakespeare's "The Merry Wives of Windsor" is first performed, with Queen Elizabeth I of England in attendance

  • Jun 14 At 4:30 AM Willem Barents leaves Novaya Zemlya for Netherlands
  • Aug 11 Germany throws out English sales people
  • Aug 14 Cornelis de Houtman's Dutch fleet arrives back in Holland, the 1st Dutch visit to Java
  • Aug 20 1st Dutch East India Company ships return from the Far East
  • Sep 16 French troops chase away Albrecht of Austria

Victory in Battle

Sep 25 Amiens surrenders to French King Henry IV

  • Oct 9 Eighty Years War: Maurice of Nassau, Prince of Orange with English support captures Breevoort, Netherlands from the Spanish