What Happened in 1618

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Historical Events

  • Jan 7 Francis Bacon becomes Lord Chancellor of England
  • May 15 Johannes Kepler discovers harmonics law
  • May 23 Second Defenestration of Prague: Two Catholic Lords Regent and their secretary are thrown out of a window and amazingly are not seriously injured by the 70 foot (21m) fall. Triggers the Thirty Years' War.
  • Jul 16 Captain John Gilbert patents 1st dredger in Britain
  • Jul 30 Prince Maurits' troops pull into Utrecht
  • Sep 4 "Rodi" avalanche destroys Plurs, Switzerland, 1,500 killed
  • Oct 29 English adventurer, writer, and courtier Sir Walter Raleigh is beheaded for allegedly conspiring against James I of England.
  • Dec 11 Russia & Poland signs Peace treaty of Dailino

Did You Know?

English adventurer, writer, and courtier Sir Walter Raleigh is beheaded for allegedly conspiring against James I of England.

On October 29, 1618


World Leaders in 1618

Famous People Born in 1618

  • Jan 1 Bartolom√© Esteban Murillo, Spanish Baroque artist [baptized]
  • Jan 14 Jan Six, Dutch mayor of Amsterdam
  • Apr 2 Francesco M Grimaldi, mathematician/physicist (light defraction)
  • Apr 13 Roger de Rabutin, Comte de Bussy, French writer (d. 1693)
  • Sep 9 Joan Cererols, Catalan musician, composer and monk, born in Martorell (d. 1680)
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