On This Day

July 1609 in History

Events in History

  • Jul 6 Majesteitsbrief: Emperor Rudolf II grants Bohemia freedom of religion
  • Jul 9 Emperor Rudolf II grants Bohemian protestants freedom of religion
  • Jul 10 Catholic German monarchy forms Catholic League
  • Jul 20 Emperor Rudolf II grants Silezische protestants freedom of religion
  • Jul 26 English mathematician Thomas Harriot is the first person to draw a map of the Moon by looking through a telescope
  • Jul 28 Admiral George Somers settles in Bermuda

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 29 Samuel de Champlain shoots and kills two Iroquois chiefs at Ticonderoga, New York setting the stage for French-Iroquois conflicts for the next 150 years

French Explorer Samuel de Champlain
French Explorer
Samuel de Champlain

Birthdays in History

  • Jul 28 Judith Leyster, Dutch painter, born in Haarlem, the Netherlands, baptism date (d. 1660)

Deaths in History

  • Jul 15 Annibale Carracci, Italian painter, dies at 48
  • Jul 20 Federico Zuccari, Italian Mannerist painter, dies at about 69