Year 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
  • Jun 29 Shakespeare's Globe Theatre in London, burns down during a performance of "Henry VIII"
  • Jul 2 The first English expedition from Massachusetts against Acadia led by Samuel Argall
  • Dec 25 Johan Sigismund of Brandenburg becomes protestant

Historical Figures Born in 1613

  • 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)

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Historical Marriages

  • Feb 14 King James I's daughter Elizabeth marries Frederik
  • Feb 24 English princess Elizabeth marries Earl Frederik of Palts
  • Oct 30 Astronomer Johannes Kepler marries his second wife Susanna Reuttinger

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Historical Figures Who Died in 1613

  • 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 Hessels van Est [Estius], Dutch Catholic theologist and commentator on the Pauline epistles. dies at around 71
  • Oct 8 Sebastian de Covarrubias bon Horozco, Spanish lexicographer, dies at 74

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