On This Day

1614 in History

Events in History

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Apr 5 2nd parliament of King James I begin session (no enactments)

King of Great Britain James I and VI
King of Great Britain
James I and VI
  • Apr 25 Amsterdam Bank of Loan forms
  • Jun 7 2nd parliament of King James I, dissolves passing no legislation
  • Aug 22 Trades people under Vincent Fettmilch chase & plunder Jews out of ghetto in Frankfurt
  • Aug 23 University of Groningen opens
  • Sep 1 Vincent Fettmich expels Jews from Frankfurt-on-Main, Germany
  • Oct 2 French King Louis XIII declared an adult at 13
  • Oct 11 Adriaen Block and 12 Amsterdam merchants petition the States General for exclusive trading rights in the New Netherland colony.
  • Nov 12 Treaty of Xanten: Guliks-Kleefse War victory ends
  • Dec 28 Sperm whale beached at Noordwijk

Birthdays in History

  • Jan 1 John Wilkins, English Bishop of Chester (d. 1672)
  • Jan 5 Archduke Leopold Wilhelm of Austria, born in Wiener Neustadt, Austria (d. 1662)
  • Feb 23 Jacob Colijn(s), Dutch coat of arms painter
  • Apr 25 Hieronymus van Beverningk, Dutch general, born in Gouda, Netherlands (1690)
  • Jul 10 Arthur Annesley, 1st Earl of Anglesey, English royalist statesman, born in Dublin, Ireland (d. 1686)
  • Dec 16 Eberhard III, Duke of Württemberg (d. 1674)

Weddings in History

LoveWedding of Interest

Apr 5 American Indian princess Pocahontas and daughter of chief Powhatan marries English colonist John Rolfe

American Indian Princess Pocahontas
American Indian Princess

Deaths in History

  • Apr 7 El Greco, Greek-born artist working in Spain (b. 1541)
  • May 3 Sasbout Vosmeer, Dutch Catholic theologist and apostole vicar, dies at 66
  • Jun 15 Henry Howard, 1st Earl of Northampton, English politician (b. 1540)
  • Jul 1 Isaac Casaubon, French-born classical scholar (b. 1559)
  • Jul 14 Camillus de Lellis, Italian Roman Catholic saint (founder of the Ministers of the Sick), dies at 64
  • Jul 15 Pierre de Bourdeille, seigneur de Brantôme, French historian and biographer (b. c.1540)
  • Aug 11 Lavinia Fontana, Italian painter, dies at 61

Person of interestElizabeth Báthory

Aug 21 Elizabeth Báthory, the world's most prolific female serial killer, dies at 54

Most Prolific Female Serial Killer in History Elizabeth Báthory
Most Prolific Female Serial Killer in History
Elizabeth Báthory