Historical Events in 1618

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Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jan 7th Francis Bacon becomes Lord Chancellor of England

Statesman/Philosopher Francis Bacon
Statesman/Philosopher
Francis Bacon

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May 15th Johannes Kepler discovers harmonics law

Astronomer Johannes Kepler
Astronomer
Johannes Kepler
  • May 23rd 2nd Defenestration of Prague; beginning of 30 Years War. Two Catholic Lords Regent and their secretary thrown out of window - they were not seriously injured by the 70 foot fall.
  • Jul 16th Capt John Gilbert patents 1st dredger in Britain
  • Jul 30th Prince Maurits' troops pull into Utrecht
  • Sep 4th "Rodi" avalanche destroys Plurs, Switzerland, 1,500 killed

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 29th English adventurer, writer, and courtier Sir Walter Raleigh is beheaded for allegedly conspiring against James I of England.

Explorer Walter Raleigh
Explorer
Walter Raleigh
King of Great Britain James I and VI
King of Great Britain
James I and VI
  • Dec 11th Russia & Poland signs Peace treaty of Dailino