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Events and People Who Made History in the Year 1596 AD


January 31: Catholic League disjoins


April 17: Arch duke Albrecht of Austria occupies Calais


May 18: Willem Barents leaves Amsterdam for Novaya Zemlya
May 26: England, France and Netherlands signs Drievoudig Covenant against Spain


June 22: Cornelis de Houtmans fleet reaches Banten Java
June 30: English/Dutch fleet reach Cadiz


July 5: English fleet under the earl of Essex plunder Cadiz
July 17: At 10:30AM Dutch explorer Willem Barents arrives at Novaya Zemlya


August 3: David Fabricius discovers light variation of Mira (1st variable star)
August 9: Henry van Cuyk becomes bishop of Roermond


September 5: Dutch fleet commander Cornelis de Houtman taken hostage in Java
September 7: Dutch fleet bombs Banten Java


October 24: Battle at Kerestes: Ottoman beat Austria-Hungary and Germany
October 25: Spanish fleet sails from Lisbon to Ireland
October 31: English/French/Dutch delegates sign anti-Spanish "Drievoudig Covenant"


November 29: King Philip II devalues Spanish currency


December 22: Ferryboat Meuniers crashes in Paris, 150 die
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