What Happened in 1633

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Historical Events

  • Feb 2 M Rossi's opera "Erminia sul Giordano" premieres in Rome
  • Feb 13 Italian astronomer Galileo Galilei arrived in Rome for trial before Inquisition for professing belief that earth revolves around the Sun
  • Mar 1 Samuel de Champlain reclaims his role as commander of New France on behalf of Cardinal Richelieu.
  • Mar 7 Prince Frederick Henry appoints himself viceroy of Limburg
  • Apr 23 Sweden & Protestant German monarchy form Union of Heilbronn
  • Jun 2 Prince Frederick Henry conquers fort Rhine at Cologne
  • Jun 20 Charter for Maryland is given to Lord Cecil Baltimore
  • Jun 22 Galileo Galilei forced to recant his Copernican views that the Earth orbits the Sun by the Pope (Vatican only admits it was wrong on Oct 31, 1992!)
  • Oct 8 Massachusetts Bay Colony forms its first government
  • Oct 22 Battle of Liaoluo Bay: Dutch East India Company defeated by Chinese Ming naval forces in southern Fujian sea

World Leaders in 1633

Famous Deaths

  • Mar 1 George Herbert, English poet, dies at 39
  • Jul 12 Simon Besler, German composer, dies at 49
  • Jul 22 Trijntje Keever, presumed to have been the tallest woman ever (b.1616)
  • Aug 4 George Abbott, English theologist/archbishop of Canterbury, dies at 60
  • Aug 12 Jacopo Peri, Italian composer and singer who wrote the 1st recognized opera "Dafne", dies at 71
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