1597 in History
February 24 Flemish painter Frederick of Valckenborch becomes porter of Frankfurt-on-Main
March 11 Land guardian Albrecht occupies Amiens on France
March 12 England routes troops to Amiens
June 14 At 4:30 AM Willem Barents leaves Novaya Zemlya for Netherlands
June 24 Cornelis de Houtman's fleet reaches Bantam, West Java
August 11 Germany throws out English sales people
August 14 Cornelis de Houtmans fleet is 1st Dutch visit to Java
August 20 1st Dutch East India Company ships returned from Far East
September 16 French troops chase away Albrecht of Austria
September 25 Amiens surrenders to French King Henri IV
October 9 Earl Mauritius occupies Breevoort
November 7 Emilia of Nassau weds Dom Emanuel of Portugal