Historical Events in 1600

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  • Jan 1st Scotland begins its numbered year on January 1 instead of 25 March.

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Feb 4th Tycho Brahe & Johannes Kepler meet for first time near Prague

Astronomer Tycho Brahe
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Tycho Brahe
Astronomer Johannes Kepler
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Johannes Kepler
  • Feb 8th Vatican convicts scholar Giordano Bruno to death
  • Feb 17th Philosopher Giordano Bruno is burned alive at Campo de' Fiori in Rome, charged with heresy.
  • Feb 19th The Peruvian stratovolcano Huaynaputina explodes in the most violent eruption in the recorded history of South America.
  • Mar 20th The Link√∂ping Bloodbath takes place on Maundy Thursday in Link√∂ping, Sweden.
  • Apr 21st 1st date in James Clavell's novel Shogun (OS)
  • Jul 1st Prince Maurits' army occupies Newport Flanders Neth
  • Jul 2nd Battle at Newport: Earl Mauritius van Nassau beats Spanish Army
  • Aug 6th Henry IV of France invades Savoy after negotiations break down over Saluzzo, controlled by Savoy since 1588
  • Sep 15th Battle of Sekigahara.
  • Oct 8th San Marino adopts constitution
  • Oct 16th Olivier van Noorts ships reach Philippines
  • Oct 20th Battle of Sekigahara sets Tokugawa clan as Japan's rulers (shoguns)
  • Dec 14th Olivier van Noort sinks Spanish galleon San Diego at Bay of Manila, 350 die
  • Dec 20th Ottario Rinuccini/Giulio Caccini's opera "Euridice" published
  • Dec 31st British East India Company chartered