1603 in History

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Events in History


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Mar 24 Scottish King James VI son of Mary Queen of Scots, becomes King James I of England in succession to Elizabeth I, thus joining the English and Scottish crowns.

King of Great Britain James I and VI
King of Great Britain
James I and VI
  • Mar 30 Battle at Mellifont: English army under Lord Mountjoy beats Irish
  • Apr 5 New English King James I (James VI of Scotland) departs Edinburgh for London

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 17 Sir Walter Raleigh arrested by forces of King James

Explorer Walter Raleigh
Explorer
Walter Raleigh
  • Aug 22 1st stones layed in Zuiderkerk Amsterdam
  • Oct 20 Chinese uprising in Philippines fails after 23,000 killed
  • Nov 17 English explorer, writer and courtier Sir Walter Raleigh goes on trial for treason.
  • Dec 18 First fleet of the Dutch East India Compnay under Admiral Steven van der Haghen departs for the East-Indies

Birthdays in History

  • Jan 27 Harbottle Grimston, English politician (d. 1685)
  • Mar 18 Simon Bradstreet, Massachusetts Bay colonist (d. 1693)
  • Apr 19 Michel le Tellier, French statesman (d. 1685)
  • Jun 17 Joseph of Cupertino, Italian saint (d. 1663)
  • Jul 11 Kenelm Digby, English privateer (d. 1665)
  • Nov 16 Augustyn Kordecki, Polish prior (d. 1673)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Dec 21 Roger Williams, English theologian and colonist, born in London (d. 1684)

Theologian and Colonist Roger Williams
Theologian and Colonist
Roger Williams

Deaths in History

  • Jan 5 Pieter Adriaansz van der Werff, mayor of Lead, dies at 73
  • Feb 23 Andrea Cesalpino, Italian philosopher, physician, and botanist (b. 1519)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Mar 24 Elizabeth I Tudor, [Virgin Queen], of England and Ireland (1558-1603), dies at 69

Queen of England and Ireland Elizabeth I
Queen of England and Ireland
Elizabeth I
  • Mar 25 Ikoma Chikamasa, Japanese warlord (b. 1526)
  • Jun 27 Jan Dymitr Solikowski, Polish archbishop and diplomat (b. 1539)
  • Aug 16 Silvio Antoniano, Italian cardinal/theologist (Tre libri), dies at 62
  • Sep 8 George Carey, 2nd Baron Hunsdon, English politician (b. 1547)
  • Nov 5 Irini Fedorovna, Russian daughter of Boris Godunov, dies
  • Nov 16 Pierre Charron, French philosopher/theologian, dies
  • Nov 18 Elisabeth van Nassau, daughter of Juliana, dies at 61
  • Dec 4 Maarten de Vos, Flemish painter, dies at about 71
  • Dec 9 William Watson, English conspirator (b. 1559)
  • Dec 10 William Gilbert, Queen Elizabeth's physician, dies at 59
  • Dec 13 François Viète, French mathematician dies in Paris (b. 1540)
  • Dec 22 Mehmed III, Sultan of the Ottoman Empire (b. 1566) Reigned 1595-1603.
  • Dec 27 Thomas Cartwright, English Presbyterian publicist, dies at about 68