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This article is about the year 1597. For the number, see 1597 (number).
Millennium: 2nd millennium
Centuries: 15th century16th century17th century
Decades: 1560s  1570s  1580s  – 1590s –  1600s  1610s  1620s
Years: 1594 1595 159615971598 1599 1600
1597 in other calendars
Gregorian calendar 1597
Ab urbe condita 2350
Armenian calendar 1046
Assyrian calendar 6347
Bengali calendar 1004
Berber calendar 2547
English Regnal year 39 Eliz. 1 – 40 Eliz. 1
Buddhist calendar 2141
Burmese calendar 959
Byzantine calendar 7105–7106
Chinese calendar 丙申(Fire Monkey)
4293 or 4233
    — to —
丁酉年 (Fire Rooster)
4294 or 4234
Coptic calendar 1313–1314
Discordian calendar 2763
Ethiopian calendar 1589–1590
Hebrew calendar 5357–5358
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat 1653–1654
 - Shaka Samvat 1518–1519
 - Kali Yuga 4697–4698
Holocene calendar 11597
Igbo calendar 597–598
Iranian calendar 975–976
Islamic calendar 1005–1006
Japanese calendar Keichō 2
Javanese calendar 1517–1518
Julian calendar Gregorian minus 10 days
Korean calendar 3930
Minguo calendar 315 before ROC
Nanakshahi calendar 129
Thai solar calendar 2139–2140

1597 (MDXCVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (dominical letter E) of the Gregorian calendar and a common year starting on Saturday (dominical letter B) of the Julian calendar, the 1597th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 597th year of the 2nd millennium, the 97th year of the 16th century, and the 8th year of the 1590s decade. As of the start of 1597, the Gregorian calendar was 10 days ahead of the Julian calendar, which remained in localized use until 1918.




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The yellowed title page of Andreas Libavius's Alchemia, in Latin.
Andreas Libavius's Alchemia, an early chemistry text, published 1597







Saint Paul Miki and 26 Martyrs of Japan died on February 5, 1597
Saint Jose de Anchieta died on June 9, 1597
Willem Barents died on June 20, 1597
Saint Petrus Canisius died on December 21, 1597


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