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Events in History

  • Jan 7 Fire destroys Jamestown, Virginia
  • Mar 18 Susenyos is formally crowned Emperor of Ethiopia.
  • May 14 The Protestant Union is founded in Auhausen.
  • May 19 Matthias von Habsburgs army reaches Lieben, at Prague
  • May 28 Claudio Monteverdi's "Arianna" premieres in Mantua
  • Jun 1 Valse Dimitri forms his 2nd Russian anti-government

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Jul 3 Samuel de Champlain founds city of Quebec

French Explorer Samuel de Champlain
French Explorer
Samuel de Champlain

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Aug 13 John Smith's story of Jamestown's first days submitted for publication

Explorer John Smith
Explorer
John Smith
  • Aug 24 1st English convoy lands at Surat, India
  • Sep 10 John Smith elected president of Jamestown colony council, Va
  • Sep 29 Captain Newport arrives from England with supplies for colonists
  • Oct 2 Hans Lippershey applies for patent for first known early telescope in the Netherlands

Birthdays in History

  • Jan 28 Giovanni Alfonso Borelli, mathematician/astronomer, born in Naples, Italy
  • Feb 5 Gaspar Schott, German mathematician (d. 1666)
  • Feb 6 Antonio Vieira, Portuguese Jesuit preacher
  • Apr 25 Jean BG duke of Orleans, brother of French King Louis XIII/general
  • May 15 René Goupil, French Catholic missionary (Canadian Martyrs) (d. 1642)
  • Jun 19 Thomas Fuller, England, literary (History of the Holy War)
  • Jul 13 Ferdinand III, King of Hungary/Bohemia/German Emperor (1637-57)
  • Jul 14 George Goring, Lord Goring, English royalist soldier (d. 1657)
  • Sep 1 Giacomo Torelli, Italian stage designer and engineer, born in Fano, Italy
  • Sep 3 Pieter Stockmans, Flemish chairman of military
  • Oct 15 Evangelista Torricelli, Italian physicist (d. 1647)
  • Dec 6 George Monck/Monk, English general/gov of Scotland

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Dec 9 John Milton, poet/puritan (Paradise Lost), born in London, England (d. 1674)


Weddings in History

  • Jul 20 Reynier van Oldenbarnevelt marries Anna Weytzen in Delft

Deaths in History

  • Jan 29 Frederick I, Duke of Württemberg (b. 1557)
  • Feb 13 Konstanty Wasyl Ostrogski, Lithuanian prince (b. 1526)
  • Feb 26 John Still, English bishop
  • Mar 12 Koriki Kiyonaga, Japanese warlord (b. 1530)
  • Apr 19 Earl of Dorset, poet/statesman, dies
  • May 14 Charles III, Duke of Lorraine (b. 1543)
  • Jun 4 Francesco Caracciolo, Italian religious founder/saint, dies at 44
  • Jun 19 Alberico Gentili, Italian jurist (b. 1551)
  • Jul 18 Joachim III Frederik, ruler (Brandenburg), dies at 61
  • Aug 27 Hendrik van Kinschot, [Henricus Kinschotus], lawyer, dies at 66
  • Oct 19 Martin Delrio, Flemish theologian and occultist (b. 1551)
  • Oct 26 Juan Pantoja de la Cruz, Spanish royal painter, dies
  • Nov 7 Adolf, earl of Nassau-Siegen/cavalry commander, dies in battle
  • Nov 17 Adolf, count of Nassau-Siegen, dies in battle at 22