What Happened in August 1609

Historical Events

Historic Event

Aug 8 Venetian senate examines Galileo Galilei's telescope

  • Aug 25 Galileo demonstrates his 1st telescope to Venetian lawmakers

Historic Discovery

Aug 28 English explorer Henry Hudson, discovers and explores Delaware Bay


Famous Birthdays

  • Aug 6 Richard Bennett, English Colonial Governor of Virginia, born in Wiveliscombe, Somerset (d. 1675)
  • Aug 29 Sassoferrato [Giovanni B Salvi], Italian painter (Madonna), born in Sassoferrato, Marche, Italy (d. 1685)
  • Aug 30 Artus Quellinus, Flemish sculptor (Amsterdam townhall), born in Antwerp (d. 1668)

Famous Deaths

  • Aug 7 Eustache du Caurroy, composer, dies at 60
  • Aug 22 Maharal of Prague, Jewish mystic and philosopher (b. 1525)