Historical Events for Year 1598
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Jan 7th - Boris Godunov seizes Russian throne on death of Feodor I
Jan 8th - Jews are expelled from Genoa, Italy
Jan 12th - Pope Clement VIII seizes duchy of Ferrara on death of Alfonso
Feb 17th - Boris Godunov chosen tsar of Russia
Feb 21st - Boris Godunov crowned tsar
Mar 20th - French king Henri IV & duke van Mercour sign treaty
Mar 25th - Cornelis de Houtman's fleet departs for East-Indies
Apr 13th - Edict of Nantes grants political rights to French Huguenots
Apr 30th - 1st theater performance in America (Spanish comedy-Rio Grande)
May 1st - Jacob van Necks merchant fleet departs for Java
May 2nd - France & Spain signs Peace of Vervins
May 6th - Arch duke Albrecht & Isabella become monarch of Southern Netherlands
Jun 30th - King Philip II moves to Escorial palace
Jul 10th - Spanish theater plays "Moros y Los Cristianos" in Rio Grande
Aug 4th - London's head office of Hanze closed
Aug 21st - -22] Deed of Transfers proclaims Netherlands independence
Sep 1st - Spanish king Philip II receives sacraments
Sep 17th - Netherland sailors discover Mauritius
Sep 22nd - Playwright and poet Ben Jonson is indicted for manslaughter as the result of a duel.
Playwright and Poet Ben Jonson Sep 22nd - Playwright and poet Ben Jonson is indicted for manslaughter as the result of a duel.
Oct 15th - Spanish general strategist Bernardino de Mendoza occupies fort Rhine
Nov 8th - Spanish troops under Bernardino de Mendoza conquer Doetinchem
Nov 26th - Jacob of Neck's merchant fleet reaches Bantam West-Java
Dec 16th - Seven Year War: Battle of Noryang Point - The final battle of the Seven Year War is fought between the Korean and Japanese navies, resulting in a decisive Korean victory.
Dec 21st - Battle of Curalaba: The revolting Mapuche, led by cacique Pelentaru, inflict a major defeat on Spanish troops in southern Chile; all Spanish cities south of the Biobio river are eventually taken by the Mapuches, and all conquest of Mapuche territories by Europeans practically ceases, until the 1870s "Pacification of Araucania".