What Happened in 1609

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Significant Events

  • Mar 25 Henry Hudson embarks on an exploration for Dutch East India Co
  • May 20 Shakespeare's Sonnets are first published in London, perhaps illicitly, by the publisher Thomas Thorpe.
  • Aug 8 Venetian senate examines Galileo Galilei's telescope
  • Aug 25 Galileo demonstrates his 1st telescope to Venetian lawmakers
  • Aug 28 English explorer Henry Hudson, discovers & explores Delaware Bay
  • Sep 4 Navigator Henry Hudson first European to discover island of Manhattan [or Sep 11]
  • Sep 11 Expulsion order announced against the Moriscos of Valencia; beginning of the expulsion of all Spain's Moriscos
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Did You Know?

Children's rhyme "Three Blind Mice" published in London

On October 12, 1609


World Leaders in 1609

Famous People in 1609

Famous People Born in 1609

  • Feb 10 John Suckling, English Cavalier poet/dramatist/courtier
  • Feb 18 Edward Hyde, Earl of Clarendon, English PM (1660-67)
  • Mar 16 Michael Franck, German composer and baker, born in Schleusingen (d. 1667)
  • Mar 18 Frederick III, King of Denmark & Norway (1648-70); absolutist
  • Mar 22 Jan II Kazimierz, cardinal/King of Poland (1648-68)
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Famous Deaths

  • Jan 21 Joseph Justus Scaliger, French inventor of "Julian Period", dies at 68
  • Feb 7 Ferdinand I, cardinal/ruler of Toscane, dies
  • Feb 17 Ferdinando I de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany (b. 1549)
  • Feb 28 Paul Sartorius, composer, dies at 39
  • Mar 25 Olaus Martini, Swedish Archbishop of Uppsala (b. 1557)
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