1607 in History

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Events in History

  • Jan 13 The Bank of Genoa fails after announcement of national bankruptcy in Spain.
  • Jan 19 San Agustin Church in Manila is officially completed; it is currently the oldest church in the Philippines
  • Jan 30 Massive flooding in England destroys around 200 square miles of coastline and results in approximately 2,000 casualties
  • Apr 25 Battle at Gibraltar: Dutch fleet beats Spanish/Portuguese fleet
  • Apr 26 1st English colony in American lands at Cape Henry, Virginia

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May 13 English colonists, led by John Smith, land near James River in Virginia

Explorer John Smith
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  • May 14 1st permanent English settlement in New World, Jamestown, Va
  • Jun 21 1st Protestant Episcopal parish in America established, Jamestown
  • Jun 25 Mentally ill emperor Rudolf II signs Treaty of Lieben, giving up Austria, Hungary & Moravia
  • Jun 30 Annales Ecclesiastici (Scientific History of Catholicism) published
  • Sep 14 Flight of the Earls from Lough Swilly, Donegal, Ireland.

Birthdays in History

  • Jan 10 Isaac Jogues, French Jesuit missionary (d. 1646)
  • Jan 31 James Stanley, 7th Earl of Derby
  • Mar 12 Paul Gerhardt, German hymnist (d. 1676)
  • Mar 24 Michiel A de Ruyter, Dutch rear admiral (St Vincent, Dune)
  • Jul 13 Václav Hollar, Bohemian-born artist (d. 1677)
  • Aug 17 Pierre de Fermat, mathematician who needed wider margins (Fermat's Last Theorem) [or 1608]
  • Oct 4 Francisco de Rojas Zorrilla, Spanish playwright (Del Rey Abajo Ninguno), born in Toledo (d. 1648)
  • Oct 24 John Lievensz, painter/etcher/wood carver
  • Nov 1 Georg Philipp Harsdorffer, German poet (d. 1658)
  • Nov 15 Madeleine de Scudéry, French writer (d. 1701)
  • Nov 19 Erasmus Quellinus II, [Quellien], Flemish painter/etcher
  • Nov 26 John Harvard, England, clergyman/scholar, founded Harvard Univ
  • Nov 28 Pietro Sforza, Italian theologist: Istoria del Concilio di Trento

Deaths in History

  • Feb 23 Herman Herbertsz, vicar, dies at about 60
  • Apr 15 Cornelius Kilianus, Flemish translator/poet, dies at about 78
  • Apr 25 Don Juan Alvarez, Spanish Admiral (Gibraltar), dies in battle
  • Apr 25 Jacob van Heemskerck, Dutch Admiral (Nova Zambia), dies in battle
  • May 21 John Rainolds, English scholar (b. 1549)
  • Jun 10 John Popham, English politician
  • Jun 30 Caesar Baronius, Italian cardinal and historian (b. 1538)
  • Jul 20 Paulus Merula, Dutch lawyer/historian (Historia Belgica), dies at 48
  • Aug 22 Bartholomew Gosnold, English explorer and privateer (b. 1572)
  • Sep 5 Pomponne de Bellièvre, chancellor of France (b. 1529)
  • Sep 22 Alessandro Agnolo Allori, Italian painter/carpet designer, dies at 72