On This Day

What Happened in 1633

Important Events

  • Jun 22 Galileo Galilei forced to recant his Copernican views that the Earth orbits the Sun by the Pope (Vatican only admits it was wrong on Oct 31, 1992!)
  • Oct 22 Battle of Liaoluo Bay: Dutch East India Company defeated by Chinese Ming naval forces in southern Fujian sea
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World Leaders in 1633

Famous Deaths

  • Mar 1 George Herbert, English poet, dies at 39
  • Jul 12 Simon Besler, German composer, dies at 49
  • Jul 22 Trijntje Keever, presumed to have been the tallest woman ever (b.1616)
  • Aug 4 George Abbott, English theologist and the Archbishop of Canterbury (1611-1633), dies at 60
  • Aug 12 Jacopo Peri, Italian composer and singer who wrote the 1st recognized opera "Dafne", dies at 71
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