Today in History for Year 1619

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Historical Events

Events 1 - 18 of 18

Feb 20th - Trial against Johan van Oldenbarnevelt begins in The Hague for alleged crimes against the federal government
Mar 12th - Dutch settlement on Java changes name to Batavia
Apr 19th - Theatrum Anatomicum opens in Amsterdam
May 18th - Hugo the Great sentenced to life in prison
Jun 2nd - England & Netherlands sign treaty about business in the Indies
Jun 10th - Thirty Years' War: Battle of Záblatí, a turning point in the Bohemian Revolt.
Jun 24th - Tsar Michail's father Filaret becomes patriarch of Moscow
Jul 20th - Gerardus Vossius resigns as Dutch regent States college leader
Jul 30th - House of Burgesses Virginia forms, 1st elective American governing body
Aug 8th - Duke Maximilian I & Emperor Ferdinand II signs Treaty of Munchen
Aug 20th - 1st known African Americans (appox. 20) land at Jamestown Virginia aboard Dutch vessel then sold or traded into servitude for supplies
Aug 27th - Monarch Frederik van Palts chosen king of Bohemia
Aug 28th - Ferdinand II elected Holy Roman Emperor
Sep 15th - Prince Bethlen Gabors troops occupy Pozsony (Pressburg) Hungary
Sep 30th - Remonstrant Society forms in Antwerp
Nov 4th - Frederik V crowned king of Bohemia
Philosopher René DescartesPhilosopher René Descartes Nov 10th - René Descartes has the dreams that inspire his "Meditations on First Philosophy"
Dec 4th - 38 colonists from Berkeley Parish in England disembark in Virginia and give thanks to God. Considered by many as the first Thanksgiving in the Americas.

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 16 of 16

Feb 24th - Charles Le Brun, French artist (d. 1690)
Mar 6th - Cyrano de Bergerac, French playwright (Voyage to the Moon), known for his large nose
Apr 21st - John A van Riebeeck, colonial director/founder (Cape Colony)
May 24th - Philips Wouwerman(s), Dutch painter
Jun 7th - Paulus Voet, Dutch jurist/historian
Jun 24th - Rijcklof Volckertsz van Goens, governor-general (Neth East Indies)
Aug 6th - Barbara Strozzi, composer
Aug 15th - Hubertus Quellinus, [Quellien], Flemish cartoonist/copper plate
Aug 29th - Jean-Baptiste Colbert, French minister of Naval/baron
Sep 17th - John Lambert, English general-major/parliament leader
Oct 8th - Philipp von Zesen, German poet/historian (Amsterdam)
Nov 3rd - Willem Kalf, Rotterdam Neth, painter (still lifes)
Nov 7th - Gédéon Tallemant des Réaux, French writer (d. 1692)
Nov 15th - Philips Koninck, Amsterdams painter/etcher
Dec 17th - Prince Rupert of the Rhine, soldier/chemist/engraver/mathematician, commander in the English Civil War and first Governor of the Hudson's Bay Company, (d. 1682)
Dec 28th - Antoine Furetière, French writer (d. 1688)

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 20 of 20

Jan 7th - Nicholas Hilliard, English painter (bc. 1547)
Feb 3rd - Henry Brooke, 11th Baron Cobham, English conspirator (b. 1564)
Feb 9th - Lucilio Vanini, Italian philosopher (b. 1585)
Mar 1st - Thomas Campion, English physician/composer/poet (Poemata), dies at 53
Mar 2nd - Anne of Denmark, daughter of Danish king Frederik II, dies at 44
Mar 13th - Richard Burbage, English actor (Shakespeare), dies
Mar 20th - Matthias II, Holy Roman Catholic emperor (1611-19), dies
Apr 10th - Thomas Jones, Archbishop of Dublin (b. c1550)
Apr 16th - Denijs Calvaert/Caluwaert, [Dionisio Fiamingo], Flemish painter, dies
May 13th - Johan van Oldenbarnevelt, lands advocate, beheaded
Jul 2nd - Olivier de Serres, French farming pioneer (silkworms), dies
Jul 22nd - Lawrence of Brindisi, Italian monk (b. 1559)
Aug 15th - Miriam Bella, head of Jewish community of Kraków, dies
Aug 30th - Shimazu Yoshihiro, Japanese samurai and warlord (b. 1535)
Sep 25th - Francesco Soto de Langa, composer, dies
Sep 29th - Hans Lippershey, credited inventor of the telescope, buried aged 48 or 49
Oct 14th - Samuel Daniel, English poet (b. 1562)
Nov 13th - Ludovico Carracci, Italian painter (b. 1555)
Dec 23rd - Johan Sigismund, elector of Brandenburg/duke of Prussia, dies at 47
Dec 29th - Antoine Arnauld, French lawyer (Philippica), dies

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