What Happened in August 1609

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Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Aug 8 Venetian senate examines Galileo Galilei's telescope

Astronomer & Physicist Galileo Galilei
Astronomer & Physicist
Galileo Galilei
  • Aug 25 Galileo demonstrates his 1st telescope to Venetian lawmakers

DiscoveryHistoric Discovery

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

Explorer Henry Hudson
Explorer
Henry Hudson

Famous Birthdays

  • Aug 6 Richard Bennett, English Colonial Governor of Virginia (d. 1675)
  • Aug 29 Sassoferrato [Giovanni B Salvi], Italian painter (Madonna), born in Sassoferrato, Marche, Italy (d. 1685)
  • Aug 30 Artus I Quellinus "the Old", Flemish sculptor, baptised

Famous Deaths

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