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What Happened in 1610

Historical Events in 1610

  • Jan 7 Galileo Galilei discovers the first three moons of Jupiter: Io, Europa & Ganymede
  • Jan 8 Simon Marius. a German astronomer, independently discovers the first three moons of Jupiter one day after Galileo

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Simon Marius. a German astronomer, independently discovers the first three moons of Jupiter one day after Galileo

On January 8, 1610


Famous People Born in 1610

  • Jan 13 Maria Anna of Austria, Electress of Bavaria (d. 1665)
  • Feb 13 Jean de la Badie, French theologian, founder of Labadists, born in Bourg, Bordeaux, France (d. 1674)
  • Mar 1 Johann B. Schup [Schuppius], German poet and historian
  • Mar 1 John Pell, English mathematician (d. 1685)
  • Mar 4 William Dobson, English portraitist and painter (d. 1646)

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