On This Day

What Happened in 1608

Historical Events

  • Jan 7 Fire destroys Jamestown, Virginia
  • Mar 18 Susenyos is formally crowned Emperor of Ethiopia

Famous People in 1608

World Leaders in 1608

Famous Weddings

  • Jul 20 Reynier van Oldenbarnevelt marries Anna Weytzen in Delft

Famous People Who Died in 1608

  • Jan 29 Frederick I, Duke of W├╝rttemberg, dies at 50
  • Feb 13 Konstanty Wasyl Ostrogski, Lithuanian prince (b. 1526)
  • Feb 13 Elizabeth Talbot, Countess of Shrewsbury and builder of country houses, dies at 89
  • Feb 26 John Still, English Bishop of Bath and Wells, dies at about 64
  • Mar 12 Koriki Kiyonaga, Japanese warlord (b. 1530)

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