1617 in History

  • T 1
  • F 2
  • S 3
  • S 4
  • M 5
  • T 6
  • W 7
  • T 8
  • F 9
  • S 10
  • S 11
  • M 12
  • T 13
  • W 14
  • T 15
  • F 16
  • S 17
  • S 18
  • M 19
  • T 20
  • W 21
  • T 22
  • F 23
  • S 24
  • S 25
  • M 26
  • T 27
  • W 28
  • T 29
  • F 30

Events in History

  • Mar 9 Sweden & Russia sign Peace of Stolbowa
  • Aug 23 1st one-way streets open (London)
  • Oct 9 Peace of Pavia between Spain and Savoye
  • Oct 31 Laurens Reael resigns as governor-general of Dutch East Indies
  • Dec 16 Spanish viceroy Hernando Arias de Saavedra founds provinces Rio de la Plata (Argentina)/Guaira (Paraguay)

Birthdays in History

  • Jan 6 Kristoffer Gabel, Danish statesman (d. 1673)
  • May 23 Elias Ashmole, English antiquarian and collector (Ashmolean Museum), born in Litchfield (d. 1692)
  • Aug 8 Adriaan W "Joris" van Geel, Flemish missionary (Bantu Dictionary)
  • Aug 13 Johann A Quenstedt, German Lutherian theologist

Deaths in History

  • Jan 1 Hendrick Goltzius, Dutch painter/cartoonist/engraver, dies
  • Jan 17 Pieter C Bockenberg, Dutch historian, dies at 68
  • Jan 17 Faust Vrančić, Croatian inventor (b. 1551)
  • Feb 4 Louis Elsevier, Dutch publisher, dies at about 76
  • Feb 6 Prosper Alpinus/Prospero Alpini, Italian physician/botanist, dies at 63
  • Mar 20 Franciscus Aguilon, physicist/theologist/mathematician, dies at 50

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Mar 21 Pocahontas, American Indian princess and daughter of Powhatan, dies at 22

American Indian Princess Pocahontas
American Indian Princess
Pocahontas

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Apr 4 John Napier, Scottish mathematician/inventor (logarithms), dies from effects of gout

Mathematician John Napier
Mathematician
John Napier
  • Apr 24 Carlo Concino, French marquis of Ancre/state advisor, murdered
  • May 7 David Fabricius, German astronomer, dies at 53
  • Jun 28 Johan Evertsen de Captain, Swiss admiral, dies in battle
  • Aug 13 Johann Jakob Grynaeus, Swiss Protestant clergyman (b. 1540)
  • Aug 30 Rose of Lima, Peruvian saint (b. 1586)
  • Sep 25 Emperor Go-Yozei of Japan (b. 1617)
  • Sep 25 Francisco Suarez, Spanish Jesuit theologian (b. 1548)
  • Sep 27 Johan Earnest count of Nassau-Siegen, dies
  • Oct 2 Isaac Oliver, miniature painter, dies
  • Oct 11 Franchois Vranck, economist/writer (Deduction), dies at about 62
  • Oct 27 Ralph Winwood, English politician (b. 1563)
  • Nov 10 Barnabe Rich, English soldier and writer
  • Nov 22 Ahmed I, 14th sultan of Turkey (1603-17), dies