Historical Events in 1605

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Jan 6th 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 13th 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 16th The first edition of Book One of "Don Quixote" is published in Spain
  • Feb 25th Portuguese garrison on Ambon surrenders to Admiral Van der Haghen
  • May 16th Camillo Borghese elected to succeed Pope Leo XI becomes Paul V
  • Jun 10th False Dimitri I, an impostor, crowned Russian tsar (rules 1605-1606)
  • Aug 8th The city of Oulu, Finland, is founded by Charles IX of Sweden.
  • Aug 18th Spanish army under of general Spinola conquerors Lingen
  • Sep 27th The armies of Sweden are utterly defeated by the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth in the Battle of Kircholm.
  • Oct 3rd Chinese uprising on Philippines, Tondo/Quiapo massacre
  • Oct 27th Spanish army under General Spinola occupies Wachtendonk

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Nov 5th Gunpowder Plot; attempt to blow up King James I while he opened Parliament. Plot discovered and Guy Fawkes caught and tortured. He and seven others were 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