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Events and People Who Made History in the Year 1597 AD

February

February 24: Flemish painter Frederick of Valckenborch becomes porter of Frankfurt-on-Main

March

March 11: Land guardian Albrecht occupies Amiens on France
March 12: England routes troops to Amiens

June

June 14: At 4:30 AM Willem Barents leaves Novaya Zemlya for Netherlands
June 24: Cornelis de Houtman's fleet reaches Bantam, West Java

August

August 11: Germany throws out English sales people
August 14: Cornelis de Houtmans fleet is 1st Dutch visit to Java
August 20: 1st Dutch East India Company ships returned from Far East

September

September 16: French troops chase away Albrecht of Austria
September 25: Amiens surrenders to French King Henri IV

October

October 9: Earl Mauritius occupies Breevoort

November

November 7: Emilia of Nassau weds Dom Emanuel of Portugal
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