1598 in History – What happened in year 1598

✅ Published on March 25th, 2009 in 16th Century in History

In history, year 1598 has its own importance and known for many memorable events like famous birthdays, inventions, natural disaster, treaties, change of rulers, special days etc. Find below a list of important historical events which happened during the year 1598.

Top Historical Events of the Year 1598 ⚡:

Date/MonthEvent / Incidence / Incident
30 aprilKing Henry IV of France issued the Edict of Nantes, granting freedom of religion to the Huguenots.
16 decemberAdmiral Yi Sun-sin's Korean navy defeated the Japanese fleet at the Battle of Noryang, the final naval battle of the Imjin War.
17 SeptemberSailors from the Netherlands discovered Mauritius.
13 AugustHenry IV, the ruler of France, issued the eminent order of Nant. On the basis of this order, Protestant Christians were given full religious freedom.
30 AprilTheater organized for the first time in America.


Famous birthdays in the year 1598:

Date/MonthName / Profession / Country
07 AugustGeorg Stiernhielm / Poet / Sweden
07 DecemberGian Lorenzo Bernini / Painter / Italy
09 AprilJohann Crüger / Composer / Germany
17 AprilGiovanni Battista Riccioli / Astronomer / Italy
23 SeptemberEleonore Gonzaga / Emperor  / Italy
23 AprilMaarten Tromp / Army Officer / Netherlands
28 NovemberHans Nansen / Lawyer / Denmark
31 JulyAlessandro Algardi / Sculptor / Italy
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