On This Day

1615 in History

Events in History

  • Jun 2 First Récollet missionaries arrive at Quebec City, from Rouen, France

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Jun 4 Siege of Osaka: Forces under the shogun Tokugawa Ieyasu take Osaka Castle in Japan

  • Jun 14 Jacques Le Maire sail to Zuidland/Terra Australis

Birthdays in History

  • Jan 14 John Biddle, English nontrinitarian and Unitarian minister, born in Gloucestershire, England (d. 1662)
  • Jan 25 Govert Flinck, Dutch painter (Isaac blesses Jacob), born in Kleve, Germany (d. 1660)
  • Jan 30 Thomas Rolfe, American colonial settler and only child of Pocahontas and John Rolfe, born in Varina Farms, Virginia (d. 1675)
  • Feb 23 Cornelis Galle II, Flemish engraver/illustrator, baptised
  • Mar 13 Innocent XII [Antonio Pignatelli], Pope (1691-1700), born in Spinazzola, Italy (d. 1700)
  • Mar 28 Pieter de Groot, Dutch regent and diplomat (First Stadtholderless Period of the Dutch Republic), born in Rotterdam, Netherlands (d. 1678)
  • Jun 27 Johann Paul Schor, German Baroque painter, born in Innsbruck, Austria (d. 1674)
  • Nov 5 Ibrahim I, 18th Ottoman Sultan (1640-48), born in Constantinople, Ottoman Empire (d. 1648)
  • Nov 12 Richard Baxter, English clergyman (d. 1691)
  • Nov 24 Philipp Wilhelm, Elector Palatine (d. 1690)

Deaths in History

  • Jan 31 Claudio Aquaviva, Italian Jesuit priest (5th Superior General of the Society of Jesus), dies at 71
  • Feb 4 Dom Justo Takayama, Japanese warlord (b. 1552)
  • Feb 4 Giovanni Battista della Porta, Italian scholar, polymath and child prodogy (b. 1535)
  • Mar 4 Hans von Aachen, German painter, dies
  • Mar 6 Pieter Both, Dutch admiral/1st gov-gen (East Indies, 1609-14), drowns
  • May 4 Adriaan van Roomen, Flemish mathematician (b. 1561)
  • May 27 Marguerite de Valois, 1st Queen of Henry IV of France (b. 1553)
  • Jun 3 Sanada Yukimura, Japanese samurai (b. 1567)
  • Jun 23 Mashita Nagamori, Japanese warlord (b. 1545)
  • Jul 26 Alonso Pérez de Guzmán, 7th Duke of Medina Sidonia, Spanish Armada commander, dies at 64
  • Aug 15 Cornelis C Vrancx, Flemish poet/writer (Comfort of Soles), dies
  • Sep 1 Étienne Pasquier, French lawyer and man of letters, dies at 86
  • Sep 27 Arbella Stuart, English great-great-granddaughter of King Henry VII and possible heir to the throne, dies imprisoned in the Tower of London at 39 or 40
  • Dec 2 Louis des Balbes de Berton de Crillon, French general