What Happened in 1624

Historical Events

  • Jan 28 Sir Thomas Warner founds the first English colony in the Caribbean, on Saint Kitts.
  • Feb 19 English "Happy Parliament", the final Parliament of King James I opens at Westminster
  • Mar 10 England declares war on Spain
  • May 3 Spanish silver fleet sails to Panama
  • May 7 Admiral Hermites conquering fleet reaches Callao the Lima, Peru
  • May 8 Hungarian King Bethlen Gabor & Holy Roman Emperor Ferdinand II sign Treaty of Vienna
  • May 10 Dutch admirals Jacob Willekens and Piet Heyn conquer Salvador da Bahia (Brazil)
  • May 13 Dutch Admiral Hermites' Nassau fleet blockades Lima, Peru
  • Jun 8 Earthquake strikes Peru
  • Jun 10 Netherlands & France sign anti-Spanish Treaty of Compiègne
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Did You Know?

1st submarine publicly tested in London on the Thames for King James I

On September 12, 1624


Famous People Born in 1624

  • Jan 3 William Tucker, 1st African American child born in America
  • Jan 9 Empress Meishō (d. 1696)
  • Jan 30 Arnold Geulincx, Flemish philosopher (About Virtue), born in Antwerp (d. 1669)
  • Mar 21 Francois Roberday, composer
  • Apr 24 Jan Peeters (the Elder), Flemish Baroque painter of stormy seascapes, and draughtsman, born in Antwerp, United Provinces of the Netherlands (d. 1677)

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World Leaders in 1624

Famous People Who Died in 1624

  • Feb 12 George Heriot, Scottish goldsmith and philanthropist (b. 1563)
  • Feb 13 Stephen Gosson, English satirist (b. 1554)
  • Feb 17 Juan de Mariana, Spanish historian (b. 1536)
  • Feb 21 Dirck van Baburen, Dutch painter (Sepulture), dies at about 28
  • Jul 25 Steven van der Haghen, Dutch admiral, and governor of Ambon (1617-18), buried after having died from the plague at 61

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