On This Day

What Happened in September 1605

Historical Events

  • Sep 27 The armies of Sweden are utterly defeated by the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth in the Battle of Kircholm.

Famous Birthdays

  • Sep 12 William Dugdale, English antiquarian and Garter King of Arms (1677-86), born in Shustoke, Warwickshire, England (d. 1686)
  • Sep 17 Francesco Sacrati, Italian composer, born in Parma, Italy (d. 1650)
  • Sep 23 Daniel von Czepko, German poet
  • Sep 28 Ismaël Bullialdus, French astronomer (Astronomia Philolaica) and mathematician, born in Loudun, Vienne, France (d. 1694)

Famous Deaths

  • Sep 14 Jan Tarnowski, Archbishop of Krakow (b. 1550)
  • Sep 23 Pontus de Tyard, French poet
  • Sep 24 Manuel Mendes, Portuguese composer and teacher of the Renaissance, dies at about 58