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What Happened in 1604

Historical Events in 1604

  • Apr 25 Count Maurits' army lands at Cadzand
  • May 6 Leon VII Spanish poet's first poem is published: La Cocina
  • May 12 Spanish garrison of Aardenburg surrenders to Mauritius
  • Aug 20 Spanish garrison of Sluis surrenders to count Maurice
  • Sep 20 Spanish army under Spinola recaptures Oostende
  • Oct 8 Supernova "Kepler's nova" first sighted
  • Nov 1 William Shakespeare's tragedy "Othello" first presented
  • Dec 31 Admiral Steven van der Haghen's fleet reaches Bantam

Famous People Born in 1604

  • Jan 4 Jacob Balde, German jesuit/barok conductor (Jephthe)
  • Mar 19 Johan IV, composer/king of Portugal (1640-56)
  • Apr 5 Charles IV, Duke of Lorraine (1624-75), born in Nancy, France (d. 1675)
  • May 10 Jean Mairet, French dramatist (d. 1686)
  • Jun 4 Claudia de' Medici, Grand Duchess of Tuscany, born in Palazzo Pitti, Florence, Tuscany (d. 1648)

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Famous People in 1604

World Leaders in 1604

Famous People Who Died in 1604

  • Jan 17 Santino Garsi da Parma, Italian composer, dies at 61
  • Feb 29 John Whitgift, Archbishop of Canterbury (1583-1604), dies at about 74
  • Mar 4 Fausto Paolo Sozzini, Italian theologian and founder of Socinianism, dies at 64
  • Mar 13 Arnaud d'Ossat, French diplomat and writer, dies at 66
  • Apr 4 Thomas Churchyard, poet/pamphleteer, dies

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