What Happened in 1619

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Historical Events

  • 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

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

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  • 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

  • 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

  • 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