On This Day

What Happened in 1600

Historical Events

  • Feb 8 Vatican convicts scholar and friar Giordano Bruno (who believed in an infinite universe) of heresy and sentences him to be burnt at the stake
  • Feb 17 Philosopher Giordano Bruno is burned alive at Campo de' Fiori in Rome, charged with heresy by the Roman Inquisition
  • Feb 19 Peruvian stratovolcano Huaynaputina explodes in the most violent eruption in South American recorded history
  • Mar 20 The Link√∂ping Bloodbath takes place on Maundy Thursday in Link√∂ping, Sweden
  • Apr 21 1st date in James Clavell's novel Shogun (OS)
  • Jul 1 Prince Maurits' army occupies Newport Flanders Netherlands
  • Jul 2 Battle at Newport: Earl Mauritius van Nassau beats Spanish Army
  • Aug 6 Henry IV of France invades Savoy after negotiations break down over Saluzzo, controlled by Savoy since 1588
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Famous People in 1600

World Leaders in 1600

Famous Weddings


Famous People Who Died in 1600

  • Feb 13 Gian Paolo Lomazzo, Italian painter and poet (Trattato), dies at 61
  • Feb 15 Jose the Acosta, Spanish missionary (Peru), dies at 59(?)
  • Feb 17 Giordano Bruno, Italian friar and scholar, advocate of Copernican theory, burned at the stake at 51 or 52
  • Aug 2 Arent van Dorp, Dutch governor of East-Zealand, dies at about 70
  • Aug 15 Johann Baptista Serranus, German singer, and composer, dies at 60

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