On This Day

1613 in History

Events in History

  • Jan 20 Peace of Knarod ends War of Kalmar between Denmark & Sweden
  • Jan 24 Amsterdam merchant Hans Bontemantel baptized
  • Feb 7 Michail Romanov (aged 16) becomes Tsar of Russia
  • Feb 20 Gerard Reynst appointed Governor-General of Dutch East Indies
  • Feb 21 Michael Romanov, son of Patriarch of Moscow, elected first Russian Tsar of the house of Romanov
  • Mar 27 The first English child born in Canada at Cuper's Cove, Newfoundland to Nicholas Guy

Notable FireworksGlobe Theatre Fire

Jun 29 Shakespeare's Globe Theatre in London, England, burns down during a performance of "Henry VIII"

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Shakespeare's Globe Theatre on fire
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  • Jul 2 The first English expedition from Massachusetts against Acadia led by Samuel Argall
  • Dec 25 Johan Sigismund of Brandenburg becomes protestant

Birthdays in History

  • Feb 2 Noël Chabanel, French Jesuit missionary (d. 1649)
  • Mar 12 André Le Nôtre, French landscape architect (d. 1700)
  • Mar 28 Empress Dowager Xiaozhuang, Empress of Manchu (1643-62) (d. 1688)
  • Apr 6 Stjepan Gradić, Croatian philosopher and scientist (d. 1683)
  • Apr 7 Gerard Dou, Dutch painter (Night School) (d. 1675)
  • Jun 10 Johann Georg II, Elector of Saxony (1656-80), born in Dresden (d. 1680)
  • Jun 16 John Cleveland, English poet (d. 1658)
  • Aug 15 Gilles Ménage, French scholar, born in Angers, France (d. 1692)
  • Sep 15 François VI, duc de La Rochefoucauld, French writer of maxims and memoirs, born in Paris, Kingdom of France (d. 1680)
  • Sep 25 Claude Perrault, French Architect and Physician (east facade of the Louvre), born in Paris, France
  • Oct 13 Luisa de Guzmán, Queen of Portugal (1640-56), born in Sanlúcar, Spain (d. 1666)
  • Nov 5 Isaac de Benserade, French poet, born in Lyons-la-Forêt, France (d. 1691)
  • Dec 23 Carl Gustaf Wrangel, Swedish soldier (d. 1676)

Weddings in History

  • Feb 14 King James I's daughter Elizabeth marries Frederik
  • Feb 24 English princess Elizabeth marries Earl Frederik of Palts

LoveWedding of Interest

Oct 30 Astronomer Johannes Kepler marries his second wife Susanna Reuttinger

Astronomer Johannes Kepler
Johannes Kepler
  • Dec 26 Robert Carr, 1st Earl of Somerset, marries Frances Howard, occasioning John Donne's "Eclogue"

Deaths in History

  • Apr 27 Robert Abercromby, Scottish Jesuit missionary, dies at 77
  • Aug 7 Thomas Fleming, English judge (b. 1544)
  • Sep 15 Thomas Overbury, English poet (A Wife) and essayist, dies at 32
  • Sep 20 Willem H van Est (Estius), theologist, dies
  • Oct 8 Sebastian de Covarrubias bon Horozco, lexicographer, dies at 74
  • Nov 16 Trajano Boccalini, Italian satirist (b. 1556)
  • Nov 23 Charles Philip of Croij, marquis of Havre/earl of Fontenoy, dies at 64