What Happened in 1612

  • F 1
  • S 2
  • S 3
  • M 4
  • T 5
  • W 6
  • T 7
  • F 8
  • S 9
  • S 10
  • M 11
  • T 12
  • W 13
  • T 14
  • F 15
  • S 16
  • S 17
  • M 18
  • T 19
  • W 20
  • T 21
  • F 22
  • S 23
  • S 24
  • M 25
  • T 26
  • W 27
  • T 28
  • F 29
  • S 30

Historical Events

  • Aug 29 Battle of Surat, India: English fleet beats Portuguese
  • Oct 28 Robert Dowland appointed court luitist of King James I
  • Nov 1 (22 October O.S.) Time of Troubles in Russia: Moscow, Kitai-gorod, is captured by Russian troops under command of Dmitry Pozharsky
  • Dec 15 German Astronomer Simon Marius is 1st to observe Andromeda galaxy through a telescope
  • Dec 28 First observation of Neptune - Galileo observes and records a "fixed star" without realising it is a planet

World Leaders in 1612

Famous People in 1612

Famous People Born in 1612

  • Jan 7 Paul de La Pierre, composer
  • Jan 17 Thomas Fairfax, Lord Fairfax, English Parliamentary general
  • Jan 31 Hendrik Casimir I, count of Nassau-Dietz/mayor of Frisia
  • Feb 6 Antoine Arnauld, [Grand Arnauld], French lawyer/theologist
  • Feb 7 Thomas Killigrew, English humorist/playwright/leader (King's Men)
More Famous Birthdays

Famous Deaths

  • Jan 4 Henry L Spieghel, Dutch merchant/writer, dies at 62
  • Jan 20 Rudolf II von Habsburg, emperor of Germany (1576-1612), dies at 59
  • Jan 27 Maarten van Valckenborch, Flemish painter, buried at about 77
  • Jan 28 Thomas Bodley, diplomat/founder (Bodleian Library), dies
  • Feb 6 Christopher Clavius, calendar reformer, dies (birth date unknown)
More Famous Deaths