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What Happened in 1617

Historical Events

  • Aug 23 1st one-way streets open (London)
  • Oct 9 Peace of Pavia between Spain and Savoye
  • Oct 31 Laurens Reael resigns as governor-general of Dutch East Indies
  • Dec 16 Spanish viceroy Hernando Arias de Saavedra founds provinces Rio de la Plata (Argentina)/Guaira (Paraguay)

Famous People Born in 1617

  • Jan 6 Christoffer Gabel, Danish statesman, born in Gl├╝ckstadt, Denmark (d. 1673)
  • Jan 30 William Sancroft, 79th Archbishop of Canterbury, born in Fressingfield, Suffolk, England (d. 1693)
  • Apr 3 Antimo Liberati, Italian composer, born in Foligno, Italy (d. 1692)
  • May 23 Elias Ashmole, English antiquarian and collector (Ashmolean Museum), born in Litchfield (d. 1692)
  • Aug 8 Adriaan W "Joris" van Geel, Flemish missionary (Bantu Dictionary)

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World Leaders in 1617