What Happened in 1600

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Historical Events

  • Jan 1 Scotland begins its numbered year on January 1 instead of 25 March.
  • Feb 4 Tycho Brahe & Johannes Kepler meet for first time near Prague
  • Feb 8 Vatican convicts scholar Giordano Bruno to death
  • Feb 17 Philosopher Giordano Bruno is burned alive at Campo de' Fiori in Rome, charged with heresy.
  • Feb 19 The Peruvian stratovolcano Huaynaputina explodes in the most violent eruption in the recorded history of South America.
  • Mar 20 The Link√∂ping Bloodbath takes place on Maundy Thursday in Link√∂ping, Sweden.
  • Apr 21 1st date in James Clavell's novel Shogun (OS)
  • Jul 1 Prince Maurits' army occupies Newport Flanders Neth
  • Jul 2 Battle at Newport: Earl Mauritius van Nassau beats Spanish Army
  • Aug 6 Henry IV of France invades Savoy after negotiations break down over Saluzzo, controlled by Savoy since 1588
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World Leaders in 1600

Famous People in 1600

Famous Weddings

Famous Deaths

  • Feb 13 Gian Paolo Lomazzo, Italian painter (b. 1538)
  • Feb 15 Jose the Acosta, Spanish missionary (Peru), dies at 59(?)
  • Feb 17 Giordano Bruno, advocate of Copernican theory, burned at stake
  • Aug 2 Arent van Dorp, Dutch governor of East-Zealand, dies at about 70
  • Aug 15 Johann Baptista Serranus, composer, dies at 60
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