Decades: 1550s 1560s 1570s 1580s 1590s - 1600s - 1610s 1620s 1630s 1640s 1650s
Years: 1599 1600 1601 1602 1603 - 1604 - 1605 1606 1607 1608 1609
September 20 - Capture of Ostend by Spanish forces under Ambrosio Spinola after a three year siege.
November 1 - At Whitehall Palace in London, the William Shakespeare tragedy Othello is presented for the first time.
Peace between England and Spain
The Sikh Holy Scripture is compiled and edited by Guru Arjun.
Luis Vaez de Torres is the first European to sail through the Torres Strait.
France begins settling French Guiana.
Supernova 1604 is observed. As of this writing, this was the last supernova to be observed in the Milky Way.
England concludes the Treaty of London with Spain, ending its involvement in the Eighty Years' War.
Choi Hyong Ung (known as Seosan) in Joseon