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Heads of State · Nekrolog

Philip III  from Spain
Philip III becomes King of Spain and, as Philip II,
King of Portugal .
The Edict of Nantes
Henry IV of France signs the
Edict of Nantes .
The remains of the Pons Aemilius
The Pons Aemilius in Rome
is largely destroyed when the Tiber floods .
1598 in other calendars
Armenian calendar 1046/47 (turn of the year July)
Ethiopian calendar 1590/91 (turn of the year 10/11 September)
Bengali solar calendar 1003/1004 (beginning of April 14th or 15th)
Buddhist calendar 2141/42 (southern Buddhism); 2140/41 (alternative calculation according to Buddhas Parinirvana )
Chinese calendar 71st (72nd) cycle

Year of the earth dog戊戌 ( at the beginning of the year fire rooster 丁酉)

Chula Sakarat (Siam, Myanmar) / Dai calendar (Vietnam) 960/961 (turn of the year April)
Dangun era (Korea) 3931/32 (October 2/3)
Iranian calendar 976/977
Islamic calendar 1006/07 (turn of the year 3rd / 4th August)
Jewish calendar 5358/59 (September 30th / October 1st)
Coptic calendar 1314/15 (September 10-11)
Malayalam calendar 773/774
Seleucid era Babylon: 1908/09 (turn of the year April)

Syria: 1909/10 (turn of the year October)

Vikram Sambat (Nepalese Calendar) 1654/55 (turn of the year April)


Politics and world events

France / Spain / Portugal / Netherlands

Philip's possessions 1598
The Siege of Rheinberg, copper engraving by Frans Hogenberg

Holy Roman Empire


England / Ireland

Poland / Scandinavia


Abbas I.
Map of the Persian Empire 1598

The Persian Shah Abbas I from the house of the Safavids moves his capital from Qazvin to Isfahan . Since his residence is to become an important center of trade, culture and religion, he brings together thousands of artists, craftsmen and traders from all over the country with the task of redesigning the oasis on the edge of the Zagros Mountains in the middle of the salt desert according to the ideas of paradise of Islam .


South America


  • The Admiral van Warwick took possession of an island in the Indian Ocean for the Netherlands and named it Mauritius .



The sperm whale stranded near Katwijk on February 3, 1598


Under the pen name of his son John Scultetus published Anton Praetorius , pastor in Laudenbach in the Palatinate, against witch hunt directed magazine From Zauberey vnd wizards Thorough report . With arguments from the Bible, he distances himself from Calvin and Luther's calls to burn the witches and calls for the abolition of torture.




Date of birth saved

Gian Lorenzo Bernini

Exact date of birth unknown


Date of death secured

Philip II of Spain, around 1570

Exact date of death unknown

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