Historical Events in 1619

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  • Feb 20th Trial against Johan van Oldenbarnevelt begins in The Hague for alleged crimes against the federal government
  • Mar 12th Dutch settlement on Java changes name to Batavia
  • Apr 19th Theatrum Anatomicum opens in Amsterdam
  • May 18th Hugo the Great sentenced to life in prison
  • Jun 2nd England & Netherlands sign treaty about business in the Indies
  • Jun 10th Thirty Years' War: Battle of Záblatí, a turning point in the Bohemian Revolt.
  • Jun 24th Tsar Michail's father Filaret becomes patriarch of Moscow
  • Jul 20th Gerardus Vossius resigns as Dutch regent States college leader
  • Jul 30th House of Burgesses Virginia forms, 1st elective American governing body
  • Aug 8th Duke Maximilian I & Emperor Ferdinand II signs Treaty of Munchen
  • Aug 20th 1st known African Americans (appox. 20) land at Jamestown Virginia aboard Dutch vessel then sold or traded into servitude for supplies
  • Aug 27th Monarch Frederik van Palts chosen king of Bohemia
  • Aug 28th Ferdinand II elected Holy Roman Emperor
  • Sep 15th Prince Bethlen Gabors troops occupy Pozsony (Pressburg) Hungary
  • Sep 30th Remonstrant Society forms in Antwerp
  • Nov 4th Frederik V crowned king of Bohemia

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Nov 10th René Descartes has the dreams that inspire his "Meditations on First Philosophy"

Philosopher René Descartes
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René Descartes
  • Dec 4th 38 colonists from Berkeley Parish in England disembark in Virginia and give thanks to God. Considered by many as the first Thanksgiving in the Americas.