1598 in History
January 7 Boris Godunov seizes Russian throne on death of Feodore I
January 8 Genoa Italy expels Jews
January 8 Jews are expelled from Genoa Italy
January 12 Pope Clement VIII seizes duchy of Ferrara on death of Alfonso
February 17 Boris Godunov chosen tsar of Russia
February 21 Boris Godunov crowned tsar
March 11 Countess Charlotte of Nassau marries duke Claude de la Tremoille
March 20 French king Henri IV and duke van Mercour sign treaty
March 25 Cornelis de Houtman's fleet departs for East-Indies
April 13 Edict of Nantes grants political rights to French Huguenots
April 30 1st theater performance in America (Spanish comedy-Rio Grande)
May 1 Jacob van Necks merchant fleet departs for Java
May 2 France and Spain signs Peace of Vervins
May 6 Arch duke Albrecht and Isabella become monarch of Southern Netherlands
June 30 King Philip II moves to Escorial palace
July 10 Spanish theater plays "Moros y Los Cristianos" in Rio Grande
August 4 London's head office of Hanze closed
August 21 Deed of Transfers proclaims Netherlands independence
September 1 Spanish king Philip II receives sacraments
September 17 Netherland sailors discover Mauritius
October 15 Spanish general strategist Bernardino de Mendoza occupies fort Rhine
November 8 Spanish troops under of Bernardino de Mendoza conquer Doetinchem
November 26 Jacob of Necks merchant fleet reaches Bantam West-Java