On This Day

What Happened in July 1610

Historical Events

Victory in Battle

Jul 4 Battle of Klushino: King Sigismund III's Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth army beats Russia and Sweden

  • Jul 5 John Guy sets sail from Bristol with 39 other colonists for Newfoundland

Famous Birthdays

  • Jul 4 Cornelis Evertsen the Elder, Dutch-Swiss vice-admiral, born in Flushing, Netherlands (d. 1666)
  • Jul 4 Paul Scarron, French writer (Virgile Travesti), born in Paris (d. 1660)
  • Jul 14 Ferdinando II de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany (d. 1670)

Famous Deaths

  • Jul 18 Caravaggio [Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio], Italian painter, (Saint Francis of Assisi in Ecstasy), dies at 38