Historical Events in 1605

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Jan 6 The first edition of El ingenioso hidalgo Don Quijote de la Mancha (Book One of Don Quixote) by Miguel de Cervantes is published in Madrid.

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Jan 13 The controversial play Eastward Hoe by Ben Jonson, George Chapman, and John Marston is performed, landing two of the authors in prison.

Playwright and Poet Ben Jonson
Playwright and Poet
Ben Jonson
  • Jan 16 The first edition of Book One of "Don Quixote" is published in Spain
  • Feb 25 Portuguese garrison on Ambon surrenders to Admiral Van der Haghen
  • May 16 Camillo Borghese elected to succeed Pope Leo XI, becomes Paul V
  • Jun 10 False Dimitri I, an impostor, crowned Russian tsar (rules 1605-1606)
  • Aug 8 The city of Oulu, Finland, is founded by Charles IX of Sweden.
  • Aug 18 Spanish army under of general Spinola conquers Lingen
  • Sep 27 The armies of Sweden are utterly defeated by the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth in the Battle of Kircholm.
  • Oct 3 Chinese uprising on Philippines, Tondo/Quiapo massacre
  • Oct 27 Spanish army under General Spinola occupies Wachtendonk

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Nov 5 Gunpowder Plot; attempt to blow up King James I as he opened British Parliament. Plot discovered, Guy Fawkes caught and tortured. He and seven others later executed

English Catholic Conspirator Guy Fawkes
English Catholic Conspirator
Guy Fawkes
King of Great Britain James I and VI
King of Great Britain
James I and VI