Historical Events in 1611

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  • Mar 4 George Abbot appointed Archbishop of Canterbury
  • Apr 14 Word "telescope" is 1st used (Prince Federico Cesi)

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Apr 20 First known performance of Shakespeare's tragedy Macbeth at the Globe Theatre, London recorded by Simon Forman

  • Apr 28 Establishment of the Pontifical and Royal University of Santo Tomas, The Catholic University of the Philippines, the oldest existing university in Asia and the largest Catholic university in the world.
  • May 23 Matthias von Habsburg chosen king of Bohemia
  • Jun 13 John Fabricius dedicates earliest sunspot publication

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Jun 22 Henry Hudson set adrift in Hudson Bay by mutineers on his ship Discovery & never seen again

Explorer Henry Hudson
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Henry Hudson
  • Aug 11 Emperor Rudolf forces out king of Bohemia
  • Oct 30 Gustaaf II Adolf (17) becomes king of Sweden
  • Nov 1 Shakespeare's romantic comedy "Tempest" first presented