What Happened in 1615

Historical Events

  • Jun 2 First RĂ©collet missionaries arrive at Quebec City, from Rouen, France
  • Jun 4 Siege of Osaka: Forces under the shogun Tokugawa Ieyasu take Osaka Castle in Japan
  • Jun 14 Jacques Le Maire sail to Zuidland/Terra Australis

Famous People Born in 1615

  • Jan 14 John Biddle, English nontrinitarian and Unitarian minister, born in Gloucestershire, England (d. 1662)
  • Jan 25 Govert Flinck, Dutch painter (Isaac blesses Jacob), born in Kleve, Germany (d. 1660)
  • Jan 30 Thomas Rolfe, American colonial settler and only child of Pocahontas and John Rolfe, born in Varina Farms, Virginia (d. 1675)
  • Feb 23 Cornelis Galle II, Flemish engraver/illustrator, baptised
  • Mar 6 Jan Zoet, Dutch actor, author, playwright and poet (Parnasssus aan 't Y), born in Flanders, Belgium (d. 1674)
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World Leaders in 1615

Famous Deaths

  • Jan 31 Claudio Aquaviva, Italian Jesuit priest (5th Superior General of the Society of Jesus), dies at 71
  • Feb 4 Dom Justo Takayama, Japanese warlord (b. 1552)
  • Feb 4 Giovanni Battista della Porta, Italian scholar, polymath and child prodogy (b. 1535)
  • Mar 4 Hans von Aachen, German painter, dies
  • Mar 6 Pieter Both, Dutch admiral/1st gov-gen (East Indies, 1609-14), drowns
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