What Happened in 1605

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Significant Events

  • Jan 6 The first edition of El ingenioso hidalgo Don Quijote de la Mancha (Book One of Don Quixote) by Miguel de Cervantes is published in Madrid.
  • Nov 5 Gunpowder Plot: Catholic conspirator Guy Fawkes attempts to blow up King James I and the British Parliament. The plot was discovered, Guy Fawkes caught, tortured and later executed along with seven others. Celebrated ever since as Guy Fawkes Day, where his effigy is traditionally burned on a bonfire, accompanied by fireworks.
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Famous People in 1605

Famous People Born in 1605

  • Feb 1 Isaac Aboab de Fonseca, Portuguese/Neth rabbi/mystic
  • Apr 8 Louis de Vadder, Flemish painter
  • Apr 8 Philip IV, King of Spain & Portugal (1621-65)
  • Apr 18 Giacomo Carissimi, composer
  • Apr 19 Orazio Benevoli, composer
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