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Events in 1596
|11 January:|| ||The Julian calendar including its New Year's Day is delayed by 10 days.|
|13 January:|| ||Jan van Goyen, Dutch painter, is born in Leiden.|
|27 January:|| ||Francis Drake, English explorer, privateer and politician, dies at sea near Panama at age 55.|
|2 February:|| ||Jacob van Campen, Dutch architect, is born in Haarlem.|
|31 March:|| ||René Descartes, French philosopher, is born in La Haye en Touraine.|
|7 April:|| ||The resurrection of Jesus Christ is celebrated on Easter Sunday following the first full moon following the spring equinox since the Council of Nicaea in 325.|
|12 April:|| ||Jews celebrate Pesach for the next seven or eight days.|
|19 April:|| ||The thirty days of Ramadan in the Islamic year 1004 begin at the first sighting of the lunar crescent.|
|18 May:|| ||Dutch explorer Willem Barentsz sets sail from Holland on his third and final Arctic voyage.|
|19 May:|| ||Muslims celebrate the Conclusion of the Fast on the first day of the month Shawwal.|
|26 May:|| ||Seven weeks after Easter Christians celebrate Pentecost, possibly since 68 AD.|
|17 June:|| ||Dutch explorer Willem Barentsz discovers Spitsbergen.|
|27 June:|| ||The Dutch expedition led by Cornelis Houtman arrives (on the 6th or 27th) in Banten on Java with only a hundred of the 249 original crew remaining, having spent six months on a deathwatch at Madagascar.|
|26 July:|| ||Muslims celebrate the Festival of Sacrifice on the tenth day of the month Dhu al-Hijjah.|
|20 September:|| ||The city of Monterrey is founded in Mexico by Spanish explorer Diego de Montemayor.|
|2 October:|| ||Jews celebrate Yom Kippur since sunset last night.|
|24 December:|| ||Christmas Eve starts off the holidays celebrating the birth of Jesus of Nazareth.|
People in 1596
Willem Barentsz, Edmund Spenser, Giordano Bruno, Karel van Mander, El Greco, Pieter Both, Elizabeth I, Joseph Scaliger, Akbar the Great, Tycho Brahe, Johan van Oldenbarnevelt, Miguel de Cervantes, Walter Raleigh, Francis Bacon, William Shakespeare, Galileo Galilei, Maurice of Nassau, Johannes Kepler, Caravaggio, Ben Jonson, John Donne, Jacob Cats, Peter Paul Rubens, John Smith, James Ussher, Hugo Grotius, Jan Pieterszoon Coen, Joost van den Vondel, Shah Jahan and Nicolas Poussin celebrated their birthday this year.
The year 1596 was a leap year starting on a Monday, just like 1504, 1532 and 1560 in the century before it and 1624, 1652 and 1680 in the next.
The coloured days highlight
other historical milestones, and recurring events such as anniversaries and
icons indicate the phases of the moon and appear only for dates in the Gregorian calendar, i.e. after 14 October 1582. The Chinese calendar is available only from 1645 to 2644, the first millenium since the last reform. The coloured columns mark the Sundays, the last day of the week per standard ISO-8601.
The normal calendar page for the current /year?2017 contains an introduction to the intriguing history of the year as we know it. The Calendar Converter has more detail. The so called Perpetual Calendar uses a trick from before the age of computers to find the weekday for any Gregorian date. Also see an overview of all historical events in the last six thousand years.
URL: < http://4umi.com/year?1596 >, created 23 January 2011, changed 13 September 2012, served 25 March 2017.