On This Day

What Happened on April 25, 1607

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • Battle at Gibraltar: Dutch fleet beats Spanish Portuguese fleet
  • Shortly before making landfall in America, Captain Edward Maria Wingfield is named President of the Jamestown governing council

Famous Deaths

  • Don Juan Alvarez, Spanish Admiral (Gibraltar), dies in battle
  • Jacob van Heemskerck, Dutch Admiral (Nova Zambia), dies in battle