What Happened in July 1609

Historical Events

  • Jul 6 Majesteitsbrief: Emperor Rudolf II grants Bohemia freedom of religion
  • Jul 9 Emperor Rudolf II grants Bohemian protestants freedom of religion
  • Jul 10 Catholic German monarchy forms Catholic League
  • Jul 20 Emperor Rudolf II grants Silezische protestants freedom of religion
  • Jul 28 Admiral George Somers settles in Bermuda

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 29 Samuel de Champlain shoots and kills two Iroquois chiefs at Ticonderoga, New York setting the stage for French-Iroquois conflicts for the next 150 years

French Explorer Samuel de Champlain
French Explorer
Samuel de Champlain

Famous Birthdays

  • Jul 27 Heinrich Pape, German composer and organist, born in Ratzeburg (d. 1663)
  • Jul 28 Judith J Leyster, Dutch house painter, baptised

Famous Deaths

  • Jul 15 Annibale Carracci, painter, dies
  • Jul 20 Federico Zuccari, Italian Mannerist painter, dies at about 69