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Events in History

  • Jan 20 Peace of Knarod ends War of Kalmar between Denmark & Sweden
  • Jan 24 Amsterdam merchant Hans Bontemantel baptized
  • Feb 7 Michail Romanov (aged 16) becomes Tsar of Russia
  • Feb 20 Gerard Reynst appointed governor general of Dutch East Indies
  • Feb 21 Michael Romanov, son of Patriarch of Moscow, elected first Russian Tsar of the house of Romanov
  • Mar 27 The first English child born in Canada at Cuper's Cove, Newfoundland to Nicholas Guy

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Jun 29 Shakespeare's Globe Theatre burns down

  • Jul 2 The first English expedition from Massachusetts against Acadia led by Samuel Argall
  • Dec 25 Johan Sigismund of Brandenburg becomes protestant

Birthdays in History

  • Feb 2 Noël Chabanel, French Jesuit missionary (d. 1649)
  • Mar 12 André Le Nôtre, French landscape architect (d. 1700)
  • Mar 28 Xiaozhuangwen Grand Empress Dowager, Empress of Manchu (d. 1688)
  • Apr 6 Stjepan Gradić, Croatian philosopher and scientist (d. 1683)
  • Apr 7 Gerard Dou, Dutch painter (Night School) (d. 1675)
  • Jun 10 Johann Georg II, elect of Saxon (1656-80)
  • Jun 16 John Cleveland, English poet (d. 1658)
  • Aug 15 Gilles Ménage, French scholar, born in Angers, France (d. 1692)
  • Sep 15 François de La Rochefoucauld, French writer (d. 1680)
  • Sep 25 Claude Perrault, French Architect and Physician (east facade of the Louvre), born in Paris, France
  • Oct 13 Luisa of Medina-Sidonia, queen of Portugal (d. 1666)
  • Nov 5 Isaac de Benserade, French poet (d. 1691)
  • Dec 23 Carl Gustaf Wrangel, Swedish soldier (d. 1676)

Weddings in History

  • Feb 14 King James I's daughter Elizabeth marries Frederik
  • Feb 24 English princess Elizabeth marries Earl Frederik of Palts
  • Dec 26 Robert Carr, 1st Earl of Somerset, marries Frances Howard, occasioning John Donne's "Eclogue"

Deaths in History

  • Apr 27 Robert Abercromby, Scottish Jesuit (b. 1532)
  • Aug 7 Thomas Fleming, English judge (b. 1544)
  • Sep 15 Thomas Overbury, English writer (b. 1581)
  • Sep 20 Willem H van Est (Estius), theologist, dies
  • Oct 8 Sebastian de Covarrubias bon Horozco, lexicographer, dies at 74
  • Nov 16 Trajano Boccalini, Italian satirist (b. 1556)
  • Nov 23 Charles Philip of Croij, marquis of Havre/earl of Fontenoy, dies at 64