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What Happened in 1608

Historical Events in 1608

  • Jan 7 Fire destroys Jamestown, Virginia
  • Mar 18 Susenyos is formally crowned Emperor of Ethiopia
  • May 14 The Protestant Union is founded in Auhausen.
  • May 19 Matthias von Habsburgs army reaches Lieben, at Prague
  • May 28 Claudio Monteverdi's "Arianna" premieres in Mantua
  • Jun 1 Valse Dimitri forms his 2nd Russian anti-government
  • Jul 3 Samuel de Champlain founds city of Quebec
  • Aug 13 John Smith's story of Jamestown's first days submitted for publication
  • Aug 24 1st English convoy lands at Surat, India
  • Sep 10 John Smith elected president of Jamestown colony council, Virginia

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Famous People in 1608

World Leaders in 1608

Famous Weddings in 1608

  • 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
  • Mar 12 Koriki Kiyonaga, Japanese warlord (b. 1530)

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