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What Happened in 1610

Historical Events

  • 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
  • Jan 13 Galileo Galilei discovers Callisto, 4th satellite of Jupiter
  • Feb 14 Polish King Sigismund III, Forges Dimitri #2 & Romanov family sign covenant against Tsar Vasili Shushki
  • Mar 21 King James I of England and VI of Scotland addresses English House of Commons
  • Apr 17 English explorer Henry Hudson departs London, England aboard Discovery on his fourth, final and fatal voyage to discover a north west passage to the Pacific
  • May 14 Henry IV of France is assassinated by fanatical Catholic Fran├žois Ravaillac who stabs him to death in the streets of Paris
  • May 15 Parliament of Paris appoints Louis XIII (8) as French King
  • Jun 10 Thomas West, Baron de La Mar, is appointed governor of Virginia
  • Jun 10 1st Dutch settlers arrive (from NJ), to colonize Manhattan Island
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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, British mathematician and diplomat, born in Southwick, Sussex, England (d. 1685)
  • Mar 4 William Dobson, English portraitist and painter (d. 1646)

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