August 1609 in History

Events in History

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Aug 8 Venetian senate examines Galileo Galilei's telescope

Astronomer & Physicist Galileo Galilei
Astronomer & Physicist
Galileo Galilei
  • Aug 25 Galileo demonstrates his 1st telescope to Venetian lawmakers

DiscoveryHistoric Discovery

Aug 28 English explorer Henry Hudson, discovers and explores Delaware Bay

Explorer Henry Hudson
Henry Hudson

Birthdays in History

  • Aug 6 Richard Bennett, English Colonial Governor of Virginia (d. 1675)
  • Aug 29 Sassoferrato [Giovanni B Salvi], Italian painter (Madonna), born in Sassoferrato, Marche, Italy (d. 1685)
  • Aug 30 Artus Quellinus, Flemish sculptor (Amsterdam townhall), born in Antwerp (d. 1668)

Deaths in History

  • Aug 22 Maharal of Prague, Jewish mystic and philosopher (b. 1525)