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What Happened in 1616

Important Events in 1616

  • Feb 26 Roman Inquisition delivers injunction to Galileo demanding he abandon his belief in heliocentrism, which states the Earth and planets revolve around the Sun
  • Sep 15 First non-aristocratic, free public school in Europe is opened in Frascati, Italy

More Historical Events

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Dutch East India Company ship "The Eendracht" discovers Dirk-Hartog Island, Australia

On October 25, 1616


World Leaders in 1616