1615 in History

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Events in History

  • Jun 2 First R√©collet missionaries arrive at Quebec City, from Rouen, France.

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Jun 4 Siege of Osaka: Forces under the shogun Tokugawa Ieyasu take Osaka Castle in Japan.

  • Jun 14 Jacques Le Maire sail to Zuidland/Terra Australis

Birthdays in History

  • Jan 14 John Biddle, English minister (Unitarian)
  • Jan 25 Govert Flinck, Dutch painter (Isaac blesses Jacob)
  • Jan 30 Thomas Rolfe, American colonial settler and only child of Pocahontas and John Rolfe (d. 1675)
  • Feb 23 Cornelis Galle II, Flemish engraver/illustrator, baptised
  • Mar 13 Innocent XII, [Antonio Pignatelli], Pope (1691-1700)
  • Mar 28 Pieter de Groot, Dutch regent/diplomat
  • Jun 27 Johann Paul Schor, German Baroque painter
  • Nov 5 Ibrahim I, Ottoman Sultan (d. 1648)
  • Nov 12 Richard Baxter, English clergyman (d. 1691)
  • Nov 24 Philipp Wilhelm, Elector Palatine (d. 1690)

Deaths in History

  • Jan 31 Claudio Aquaviva, Italian Jesuit (b. 1543)
  • Feb 4 Dom Justo Takayama, Japanese warlord (b. 1552)
  • Feb 4 Giovanni Battista della Porta, Italian scholar, polymath and child prodogy (b. 1535)
  • Mar 4 Hans von Aachen, German painter, dies
  • Mar 6 Pieter Both, Dutch admiral/1st gov-gen (East Indies, 1609-14), drowns
  • May 4 Adriaan van Roomen, Flemish mathematician (b. 1561)
  • May 27 Marguerite de Valois, 1st Queen of Henry IV of France (b. 1553)
  • Jun 3 Sanada Yukimura, Japanese samurai (b. 1567)
  • Jun 23 Mashita Nagamori, Japanese warlord (b. 1545)
  • Aug 15 Cornelis C Vrancx, Flemish poet/writer (Comfort of Soles), dies
  • Sep 1 √Čtienne Pasquier, French lawyer (b. 1529)
  • Sep 27 Arbella Stuart, English noblewoman (b. 1575)
  • Dec 2 Louis des Balbes de Berton de Crillon, French general