Keichô 1 (慶長元年)
Timeline of 1596
- 1596/int.7/13 The Tenshô Earthquake strikes Osaka~Kyoto.
- 1596/8/28 Spanish galleon San Felipe, en route from Manila to Acapulco, crashes in Tosa province.
- 1596/9/1~2, Toyotomi Hideyoshi meets envoys from Ming Dynasty China at Osaka castle and is invested as King of Japan.
Other Events of 1596
- Britain and France formally recognize the independence of the Netherlands.
- Pedro Martins, the first bishop to travel to Japan, meets with Hideyoshi.
Births and Deaths