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1598Playwright and poet Ben Jonson is indicted for manslaughter as the result of a duel.

1598 Historical Events
Date Event
Jan 7
Boris Godunov seizes Russian throne on death of Feodor I 
Jan 8
Jews are expelled from Genoa, Italy 
Jan 12
Pope Clement VIII seizes duchy of Ferrara on death of Alfonso 
Feb 17
Boris Godunov chosen tsar of Russia 
Feb 21
Boris Godunov crowned tsar 
Mar 20
French King Henri IV & duke van Mercour sign treaty 
Mar 25
Cornelis de Houtman's fleet departs for East-Indies 
Apr 13
Edict of Nantes grants political rights to French Huguenots 
Apr 30
1st theater performance in America (Spanish comedy-Rio Grande) 
May 1
Jacob van Neck's merchant fleet departs for Java 
May 2
France & Spain sign Peace of Vervins 
May 6
Archduke Albrecht & Isabella become monarch of Southern Netherlands 
Jun 30
King Philip II moves to Escorial palace 
Jul 10
Spanish theater plays "Moros y Los Cristianos" in Rio Grande 
Aug 4
London's head office of Hanze closed 
Aug 21
-22] Deed of Transfers proclaims Netherlands independence 
Sep 1
Spanish king Philip II receives sacraments 
Sep 17
Netherland sailors discover Mauritius 
Sep 22
Playwright and poet Ben Jonson is indicted for manslaughter as the result of a duel. 
Oct 15
Spanish general strategist Bernardino de Mendoza occupies fort Rhine 
Nov 8
Spanish troops under Bernardino de Mendoza conquer Doetinchem 
Nov 25
Jacob Cornelius van Neck's merchant fleet reaches Bantam West-Java on second Dutch expedition to Indonesia 
Dec 16
Seven Year War: Battle of Noryang Point - The final battle of the Seven Year War is fought between the Korean and Japanese navies, resulting in a decisive Korean victory. 
Dec 21
Battle of Curalaba: The revolting Mapuche, led by cacique Pelentaru, inflict a major defeat on Spanish troops in southern Chile; all Spanish cities south of the Biobio river are eventually taken by the Mapuches, and all conquest of Mapuche territories by Europeans practically ceases, until the 1870s "Pacification of Araucania". 
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