On This Day

What Happened in 1614

Historical Events

  • Jun 7 2nd parliament of King James I, dissolves passing no legislation
  • Aug 22 Trades people under Vincent Fettmilch chase & plunder Jews out of ghetto in Frankfurt
  • Aug 23 University of Groningen opens
  • Sep 1 Vincent Fettmich expels Jews from Frankfurt-on-Main, Germany
  • Oct 2 French King Louis XIII declared an adult at 13
  • Oct 11 Adriaen Block and 12 Amsterdam merchants petition the States General for exclusive trading rights in the New Netherland colony.
  • Nov 12 Treaty of Xanten: Guliks-Kleefse War victory ends
  • Dec 28 Sperm whale beached at Noordwijk

Famous People Born in 1614

  • Jan 1 John Wilkins, English Bishop of Chester (d. 1672)
  • Jan 5 Archduke Leopold Wilhelm of Austria, born in Wiener Neustadt, Austria (d. 1662)
  • Jan 31 Nicolas Saboly, French composer and poet, born in Monteux (d. 1675)
  • Feb 23 Jacob Colijn(s), Dutch coat of arms painter
  • Apr 25 Hieronymus van Beverningk, Dutch general, born in Gouda, Netherlands (1690)

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World Leaders in 1614

Famous Weddings

  • Apr 5 American Indian princess Pocahontas and daughter of chief Powhatan marries English colonist John Rolfe