1610 in History

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Events in History


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Jan 1 German astronomer Simon Marius 1st discovers the Jupiter moons, but does not officially report it, Galileo does on July 1 1610

Astronomer & Physicist Galileo Galilei
Astronomer & Physicist
Galileo Galilei

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Feb 14 Polish king Sigismund III, Forges Dimitri #2 & Romanov family sign covenant against Tsar Vasili Shushki

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Mar 21 King James I of England and VI of Scotland addresses English House of Commons

King of Great Britain James I and VI
King of Great Britain
James I and VI
  • May 14 Assassination of Henry IV of France, bringing 9-year old Louis XIII to the throne.
  • May 15 Parliament of Paris appoints Louis XIII (8) as French king
  • Jun 10 Thomas West, Baron de La Mar, is appointed governor of Virginia
  • Jun 10 1st Dutch settlers arrive (from NJ), to colonize Manhattan Island

Victory in battleVictory in Battle

Jun 19 Samuel de Champlain and his French army defeat the Mohawk people at the Battle of Sorel in New France, present-day Sorel-Tracy, Quebec

French Explorer Samuel de Champlain
French Explorer
Samuel de Champlain
  • Jul 4 Battle of Klushino: King Sigismund III's Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth army beats Russia and Sweden
  • Jul 5 John Guy sets sail from Bristol with 39 other colonists for Newfoundland.

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Aug 2 Henry Hudson enters bay later named after him, the Hudson Bay

Explorer Henry Hudson
Explorer
Henry Hudson
  • Aug 27 Polish King Wladyslaw crowned king of Russia

Birthdays in History

  • Jan 13 Maria Anna of Austria, Electress of Bavaria (d. 1665)
  • Feb 13 Jean de la Badie, French divine, founder of Lagardists
  • Mar 1 Johann B Schup, [Schuppius], German poet/historian
  • Mar 1 John Pell, English mathematician (d. 1685)
  • Mar 4 William Dobson, English portraitist and painter (d. 1646)
  • Mar 19 Hasegawa Tohaku, Japanese painter
  • Apr 1 Charles de Saint-Évremond, French soldier (d. 1703)
  • Apr 22 Alexander VIII, [Pietro Ottoboni], Italy, lawyer/Pope (1689-91)
  • May 18 Stefano della Bella, Italian printmaker (d. 1664)
  • Jun 3 Jacob Neefs, Flemish engraver/publisher, baptised
  • Jul 4 Cornelis Evertsen, the Elder, Dutch/Swiss vice-admiral
  • Jul 4 Paul Scarron, French playwright (Virgile Travesti)
  • Jul 14 Ferdinando II de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany (d. 1670)
  • Oct 6 Charles de Sainte-Maure, duc de Montausier, French soldier (d. 1690)
  • Oct 19 James Butler, 1st Duke of Ormonde, English statesman and soldier (d. 1688)
  • Dec 9 Baldassare Ferri, Italian castrato (d. 1680)
  • Dec 12 Basil of Ostrog [Saint Vasilije] Serbian Orthodox bishop, born in Mrkonjići (d. 1671)
  • Dec 15 David Teniers II, Flemish courtpainter (Theatrum Pictorium)
  • Dec 18 Charles Du Fresne Du Cange, French scholar/philologist

Deaths in History

  • Apr 15 Johan van Duivenoorde, mister of Warmond, dies at about 62
  • Apr 18 Robert Parsons, English jesuit leader/plotter, dies at 63
  • May 11 Matteo Ricci, Italian missionary (China), dies
  • May 14 Henry IV, 1st Bourbon King of France (1572, 89-1610), murdered at 56
  • May 19 Thomas Sanchez, Spanish theologian (b. 1550)
  • May 27 François Ravaillac, French assassin of Henry IV of France (b. 1578)
  • Jul 18 Michelangelo Merisi, Italian artist (b. 1573)
  • Aug 5 Alonso García de Ramón, Spanish soldier and twice Royal Governor of Chile
  • Oct 14 Amago Yoshihisa, Japanese samurai and warlord (b. 1540)
  • Nov 2 Richard Bancroft, archbishop of Canterbury (1604-10), dies at 66
  • Nov 21 Benedict van Canfield, [William Fish], English missionary, dies
  • Dec 3 Honda Tadakatsu, Japanese general (b. 1548)
  • Dec 11 Adam Elsheimer, German painter/cartoonist/etcher, buried at 32
  • Dec 11 Forges Dimitri 2, Tsar of Russia, murdered
  • Dec 31 Ludolph van Ceulen, German mathematician (b. 1540)