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 in 1596. The martyrs were marched to Nagasaki and were crucified.
- 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.
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