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Events and People Who Made History in the Year 1598 AD

January

January 7: Boris Godunov seizes Russian throne on death of Feodore I
January 8: Genoa Italy expels Jews
January 8: Jews are expelled from Genoa Italy
January 12: Pope Clement VIII seizes duchy of Ferrara on death of Alfonso

February

February 17: Boris Godunov chosen tsar of Russia
February 21: Boris Godunov crowned tsar

March

March 11: Countess Charlotte of Nassau marries duke Claude de la Tremoille
March 20: French king Henri IV and duke van Mercour sign treaty
March 25: Cornelis de Houtman's fleet departs for East-Indies

April

April 13: Edict of Nantes grants political rights to French Huguenots
April 30: 1st theater performance in America (Spanish comedy-Rio Grande)

May

May 1: Jacob van Necks merchant fleet departs for Java
May 2: France and Spain signs Peace of Vervins
May 6: Arch duke Albrecht and Isabella become monarch of Southern Netherlands

June

June 30: King Philip II moves to Escorial palace

July

July 10: Spanish theater plays "Moros y Los Cristianos" in Rio Grande

August

August 4: London's head office of Hanze closed
August 21: Deed of Transfers proclaims Netherlands independence

September

September 1: Spanish king Philip II receives sacraments
September 17: Netherland sailors discover Mauritius

October

October 15: Spanish general strategist Bernardino de Mendoza occupies fort Rhine

November

November 8: Spanish troops under of Bernardino de Mendoza conquer Doetinchem
November 26: Jacob of Necks merchant fleet reaches Bantam West-Java
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