Keichô 4 (慶長四年)
Timeline of 1599
Other Events of 1599
- Kakizaki Yoshihiro changes his surname and establishes the Matsumae clan.
- Upon the orders of Maeda Toshinaga, construction begins on the inner moat of Kanazawa castle, overseen by Takayama Ukon.
- The Manchu language becomes a written language, adopting the Mongolian script.
Births and Deaths
- 1599/int. 3/3 Maeda Toshiie dies.
- Shimazu clan retainer Ijuin Tadamune is murdered within the Shimazu daimyo's residence.
- Chosokabe Motochika dies and is succeeded by Morichika.
- Raku Dônyû is born (d. 1656).
- Painter Sumiyoshi Jokei is born (d. 1670).