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Millennium: 2nd millennium
Centuries: 15th century16th century17th century
Decades: 1560s  1570s  1580s  – 1590s –  1600s  1610s  1620s
Years: 1594 1595 159615971598 1599 1600


  • 17 January – A court case in Guildford recorded evidence that a certain plot of land was used for playing “kreckett” (i.e., cricket) as early as 1550.
  • January 24 – Battle of Turnhout. Maurice of Nassau defeats a Spanish force under Jean de Rie of Varas in the Netherlands
  • February 5 – In Nagasaki, Japan, 26 people were martyred. They practiced Catholicism and were taken captive after all forms of Christianity were outlawed the previous year.
  • The first opera is considered to have been written.
  • Bali discovered by the Dutch explorer Cornelis Houtman
  • Abbas I ends the Uzbek raids on his lands.
  • Yaqob succeeds his father Sarsa Dengel as Emperor of Ethiopia
  • First edition of Francis Bacon's Essays published.

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