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Events in 1597

11 January: The Julian calendar including its New Year's Day is delayed by 10 days.
12 January: François Duquesnoy, Baroque sculptor, is born in Brussels.
23 March: The resurrection of Jesus Christ is celebrated Easter Sunday after the first full moon after the spring equinox as fixed by the Council of Nicaea in 325.
2 April: Jews celebrate Pesach for the next seven or eight days.
8 April: The thirty days of Ramadan in the Islamic year 1005 begin at the first sighting of the lunar crescent.
8 May: Muslims celebrate the Conclusion of the Fast on the first day of the month Shawwal.
11 May: Seven weeks after Easter Christians celebrate Pentecost, possibly since 68 AD.
20 June: Willem Barentsz, Dutch explorer, aged around 46, dies at sea after overwintering on Novaya Zemlya.
24 June: The first Dutch voyage to the East Indies reaches Bantam on Java.
15 July: Muslims celebrate the Festival of Sacrifice on the tenth day of the month Dhu al-Hijjah.
14 Augustus: The first Dutch fleet to the Indies returns to Amsterdam with enough pepper to prove that the spice trade is not a Portuguese monopoly any longer, but also with one of the original four ships and 171 of the original 249 crew including commander Cornelis Houtman lost.
22 September: 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 1597

Edmund Spenser, Giordano Bruno, Karel van Mander, El Greco, Pieter Both, Lodewijk Elsevier, John Napier, Pocahontas, 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, Nicolas Poussin, Jacob van Campen, Jan van Goyen and René Descartes celebrated their birthday this year.

Presenting 1597

The year 1597 was a common year starting on a Wednesday, just like 1500, 1505, 1511, 1522, 1533, 1539, 1550, 1561, 1567, 1578 and 1586 in the century before it and 1603, 1614, 1625, 1631, 1642, 1653, 1659, 1670, 1681 and 1687 in the next.

The coloured days highlight birthscake, deathsdagger, politicalcrown, scientificpaperclip, artisticpaperclip and otherasterisk historical milestones, and recurring events such as anniversaries and holidaysanchor. The newnew moon, waxingwaxing moon, fullfull moon and waningwaning moon 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.

Calculating time

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?1597 >, created 23 January 2011, changed 13 September 2012, served 26 March 2017.
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