What Happened in 1608

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Historical Events

  • Jan 7 Fire destroys Jamestown, Virginia
  • Mar 18 Susenyos is formally crowned Emperor of Ethiopia.
  • May 14 The Protestant Union is founded in Auhausen.
  • May 19 Matthias von Habsburgs army reaches Lieben, at Prague
  • May 28 Claudio Monteverdi's "Arianna" premieres in Mantua
  • Jun 1 Valse Dimitri forms his 2nd Russian anti-government
  • Jul 3 Samuel de Champlain founds city of Quebec
  • Aug 13 John Smith's story of Jamestown's first days submitted for publication
  • Aug 24 1st English convoy lands at Surat, India
  • Sep 10 John Smith elected president of Jamestown colony council, Va
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World Leaders in 1608

Famous People in 1608

Famous Weddings

  • Jul 20 Reynier van Oldenbarnevelt marries Anna Weytzen in Delft

Famous Deaths

  • Jan 29 Frederick I, Duke of W├╝rttemberg (b. 1557)
  • Feb 13 Konstanty Wasyl Ostrogski, Lithuanian prince (b. 1526)
  • Feb 26 John Still, English bishop
  • Mar 12 Koriki Kiyonaga, Japanese warlord (b. 1530)
  • Apr 19 Earl of Dorset, poet/statesman, dies
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