< MDXCVIII = 1598 >
Events in 1598
|11 January:|| ||The Julian calendar including its New Year's Day is delayed by 10 days.|
|28 March:|| ||The thirty days of Ramadan in the Islamic year 1006 begin at the first sighting of the lunar crescent.|
|12 April:|| ||The resurrection of Jesus Christ is celebrated Easter Sunday following the first full moon following the spring equinox as described by the Council of Nicaea in 325.|
|13 April:|| ||Henry IV of France signs the Edict of Nantes, granting French Huguenots equal rights in the Catholic country.|
|22 April:|| ||Jews celebrate Pesach for the next seven or eight days.|
|27 April:|| ||Muslims celebrate the Conclusion of the Fast on the first day of the month Shawwal.|
|31 May:|| ||Seven weeks after Easter Christians celebrate Pentecost, possibly since 68 AD.|
|4 July:|| ||Muslims celebrate the Festival of Sacrifice on the tenth day of the month Dhu al-Hijjah.|
|22 July:|| ||Shakespeare's play “The Merchant of Venice” is registered in the record book of the Stationers' Company of London.|
|17 September:|| ||A Dutch fleet is blown off course during foul weather in the Indian Ocean, landing on an uninhabited island they name Mauritius after Prince Maurice.|
|10 October:|| ||Jews celebrate Yom Kippur since sunset last night.|
|7 December:|| ||Gian Lorenzo Bernini, Italian sculptor and architect, is born in Naples.|
|24 December:|| ||Christmas Eve starts off the holidays celebrating the birth of Jesus of Nazareth.|
People in 1598
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, René Descartes and François Duquesnoy celebrated their birthday this year.
The year 1598 was a common year starting on a Thursday, just like 1506, 1517, 1523, 1534, 1545, 1551, 1562, 1573, 1579 and 1587 in the century before it and 1609, 1615, 1626, 1637, 1643, 1654, 1665, 1671, 1682 and 1693 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?2018 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?1598 >, created 23 January 2011, changed 13 September 2012, served 25 February 2018.