James I and VI

King of Great Britain James I and VI Full Name: James I and VI [James Stuart]
Nationality: Scots

Profession: King of Great Britain
Why Famous: He succeeded his mother Mary as King James VI of Scotland and later succeeded Elizabeth Tudor, who had had his mother executed, as King James I of England.

He maintained the Protestant reformation, and authorised a translation of the Bible into contemporary English which is in use to this day.

Born: June 19, 1566
Star Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Edinburgh, Scotland

Died: March 27, 1625 (aged 58)
Cause of Death: Dysentery

Historical Events in the Life of James I and VI

  • 1567-07-24 Mary Queen of Scots is forced to abdicate; her 1-year-old son becomes King James VI of Scots
  • 1567-07-29 James VI is crowned King of Scots at Stirling
  • 1581-01-28 James VI signs 2nd Confession of Faith in Scotland
  • 1582-08-22 King James VI of Scotland captured
  • 1603-03-24 Scottish King James VI son of Mary Queen of Scots, becomes King James I of England in succession to Elizabeth I, thus joining the English and Scottish crowns.
  • 1603-04-05 New English King James I (James VI of Scotland) departs Edinburgh for London
  • 1605-11-05 Gunpowder Plot; attempt to blow up King James I while he opened Parliament. Plot discovered and Guy Fawkes caught and tortured. He and seven others were later executed
  • 1606-08-07 Possible first performance of Shakespeare's tragedy Macbeth, performed in the Great Hall at Hampton Court Palace for King James I.
  • 1610-03-21 King James I addresses English House of Commons
  • 1612-10-28 Robert Dowland appointed court luitist of King James I
  • 1614-04-05 2nd parliament of King James I begin session (no enactments)
  • 1614-06-07 2nd parliament of King James I, dissolves passing no legislation
  • 1616-04-30 King James I of England leaves Brielle/Vlissingen
  • 1618-10-29 English adventurer, writer, and courtier Sir Walter Raleigh is beheaded for allegedly conspiring against James I of England.
  • 1621-09-21 King James I of England gives Sir Alexander Sterling royal charter for colonisation of Nova Scotia
  • 1621-12-30 English king James I cracks Protestation of Parliament
  • 1622-02-08 King James I disbands the English parliament
  • 1624-09-12 1st submarine publicly tested in London on the Thames for King James I

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