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Events in History

  • Jan 7 Robert, Earl of Essex, leads revolt in London against Queen Elizabeth
  • Jan 14 Church authorities in Rome burn Hebrew books
  • Jan 17 France gains Bresse, Bugey, Valromey & Gex in treaty with Spain
  • Feb 8 Earl Robert Devereux of Essex armies draws into London
  • Feb 13 1st British East India Company voyage departs from London, lead by John Lancaster
  • Jul 30 Spanish garrison of Rhine birch surrenders to Earl Mauritius
  • Aug 6 Spanish garrison of Meurs surrender to earl Mauritius
  • Aug 27 Olivier van Noort completes first Dutch exploration of new world
  • Oct 21 Memorial service for Daitokuji's Shinju held for Ikkyu Sojun in Kyoto
  • Nov 24 Earl Mauritius ceases siege of De Bosch due to strict monarchy

Birthdays in History

  • Jan 8 Baltasar Gracián, Spanish writer, born in Belmonte de Calatayud (d. 1658)
  • Jan 31 Pieter de Bloot, Dutch landscape painter
  • Mar 19 Alonzo Cano, Spanish painter/sculptor (Cathedral Granada)
  • May 2 Athanasius Kircher, German Jesuit/inventor (magic lantern)
  • May 27 Antoine Daniel, Jesuit missionary and martyr (d. 1648)
  • Aug 22 Georges de Scudéry, French writer and dramatist (L'Amour tyrannique), born in The Havre, France (d. 1667)
  • Sep 22 Anna van Oostenrijk, queen of France/daughter of Philip III
  • Sep 27 Louis XIII, king of France (1610-43)
  • Nov 14 Jean Eudes, French missionary (d. 1680)

Weddings in History

  • Jun 7 Louis Gunther of Nassau weds countess Anna Margaretha of Manderscheid

Deaths in History

  • Feb 25 Robert Devereux, 2nd Earl of Essex, executed for treason against Elizabeth I
  • Apr 10 Mark Alexander Boyd, Scottish poet (b. 1562)
  • Aug 9 Michael the Brave, Prince of Wallachia (b. 1558)
  • Aug 19 Michael the Brave, ruler of Turkey, dies

Person of interestTycho Brahe

Oct 24 Tycho Brahe, Danish astronomer, dies in Prague at 54

Astronomer Tycho Brahe
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Tycho Brahe