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1601 in History

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 24 Johannes Kepler succeeds Tycho Brahe as imperial mathematician to Emperor Rudolph II

Astronomer Johannes Kepler
Johannes Kepler
Astronomer Tycho Brahe
Tycho Brahe
  • 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 priest and inventor (magic lantern), born in Abbacy of Fulda, Germany (d. 1680)
  • May 27 Antoine Daniel, French Jesuit missionary and martyr, born in Dieppe, Normandie, France (d. 1648)
  • Aug 22 Georges de Scudéry, French writer and dramatist (L'Amour tyrannique), born in Le Havre, France (d. 1667)
  • Sep 22 Anna of Austria, Spanish princess, Austrian archduchess, Queen of France as wife of Louis XIII and regent of France (1643-51) for her son Louis XIV, born in Benavente Palace, Valladolid, Spain (d. 1666)

Person of interestLouis XIII

Sep 27 Louis XIII, King of France (1610-43), born in Palace of Fontainebleau, France (d. 1643)

King of France Louis XIII
King of France
Louis XIII
  • 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

  • Jan 29 Louise de Lorraine, Queen consort of France (1575-89), dies at 47
  • Feb 25 Robert Devereux, 2nd Earl of Essex, executed for treason against Elizabeth I
  • Apr 10 Mark Alexander Boyd, Scottish poet (Sonnet of Venus and Cupid), dies at 39
  • 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
Tycho Brahe