Year 1619 in History

Events in History

  • Jul 30 House of Burgesses Virginia forms, 1st elective American governing body
  • Aug 20 1st known African Americans in English North America (approx. 20) land at Point Comfort (Fort Monroe), Virginia. They are then sold or traded into servitude.

Historical Figures Born in 1619

  • Feb 24 Charles Le Brun, French classical painter who helped establish the French Royal Academy of Painting and Sculpture, born in Paris (d. 1690)
  • Mar 6 Cyrano de Bergerac, French playwright (Voyage to the Moon), known for his large nose
  • Apr 21 Jan van Riebeeck, Dutch colonial administrator and founder of Cape Colony (Cape Town), born in Culemborg (d. 1677)
  • May 24 Philips Wouwerman, Dutch painter, born in Haarlem, Netherlands (d. 1668)
  • Jun 7 Paulus Voet, Dutch jurist and historian, born in Heusden, Netherlands (d. 1667)

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Historical Figures Who Died in 1619

  • Jan 7 Nicholas Hilliard, English painter of miniature portraits, dies at about 71
  • Jan 24 Henry Brooke, 11th Baron Cobham, English conspirator against the rule of James I of England, dies at 54
  • Feb 9 Lucilio Vanini, Italian philosopher (b. 1585)
  • Mar 2 Anne of Denmark, daughter of Danish King Frederik II and Queen Consort of James I of England, dies at 44
  • Mar 20 Matthias II, Holy Roman Catholic emperor (1611-19), dies

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