1604 in History

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Events in History

  • Apr 25 Count Maurits' army lands at Cadzand
  • May 6 Leon VII Spanish poet's first poem is published: La Cocina.
  • May 12 Spanish garrison of Aardenburg surrenders to Mauritius
  • Aug 20 Spanish garrison of Sluis surrenders to count Maurice
  • Sep 20 Spanish army under Spinola recaptures Oostende
  • Oct 8 Supernova "Kepler's nova" first sighted

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 1 William Shakespeare's tragedy "Othello" first presented

  • Dec 31 Admiral Steven van der Haghen's fleet reaches Bantam

Birthdays in History

  • Apr 5 Charles IV, Duke of Lorraine (d. 1675)
  • May 10 Jean Mairet, French dramatist (d. 1686)
  • Jun 4 Claudia de' Medici, Grand Duchess of Tuscany (d. 1648)
  • Jun 17 Johan Maurits, count of Nassau-Siegen (Maurits House)
  • Aug 4 François Hédelin, abbé d'Aubignac, French writer (d. 1676)
  • Aug 5 John Eliot, "Apostle to Indians," Bible translator, baptized
  • Aug 12 Tokugawa Iemitsu, Japanese shogun (d. 1651)
  • Sep 13 William Brereton, English soldier and politician (d. 1661)
  • Nov 3 Osman II, sultan of Turkey (1618-22)

Deaths in History

  • Feb 29 John Whitgift, Archbishop of Canterbury (1583-1604), dies at about 74
  • Mar 4 Fausto Paolo Sozzini, Italian theologian (b. 1539)
  • Mar 13 Arnaud d'Ossat, French diplomat and writer (b. 1537)
  • Apr 4 Thomas Churchyard, poet/pamphleteer, dies
  • Jun 24 Edward de Vere, 17th Earl of Oxford, Lord Great Chamberlain of England (b. 1550)
  • Aug 3 Bernardino de Mendoza, Spanish military commander
  • Aug 8 Horio Tadauji, Japanese warlord (b. 1578)
  • Sep 10 William Morgan, Welsh Bible translator (b. 1545)
  • Sep 12 Louis Gunther, earl of Nassau, dies in battle at about 29
  • Oct 8 Janus Dousa, [Johan van de Does], literature/politician, dies at 58
  • Oct 18 Igram van Achelen, Dutch statesman (b. 1528)
  • Oct 25 Claude de la Tremoille, French duke of Thouars/huguenot, dies