What Happened in 1619

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Historical Events

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

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Nov 10 René Descartes has the dream that inspire his "Meditations on First Philosophy"

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  • Dec 4 38 colonists from Berkeley Parish, England disembark in Virginia and give thanks to God. Considered by many the first Thanksgiving in the Americas.

Famous Birthdays

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

Famous Deaths

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