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1625 in History

Events in History

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Mar 27 Charles I, King of England, Scotland and Ireland ascends the English throne

King of England Charles I
King of England
Charles I
  • Apr 7 Albrecht von Wallenstein appointed German supreme commander
  • May 1 Portuguese & Spanish expedition recaptures Salvador (Bahia)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

May 1 Prince Frederick Henry appointed viceroy of Holland

Prince of Orange Frederick Henry
Prince of Orange
Frederick Henry
  • May 11 Peasants besiege Frankenburg estate in Upper Austria
  • May 15 16 rebellious farmers hanged in Vocklamarkt, Upper-Austria
  • Jun 2 Prince Frederick Henry sworn in as viceroy of Holland/Zealand
  • Jun 5 Spanish troops under Spinola conquer Breda
  • Aug 6 Earl Earnest Casimir appointed as viceroy of Groningen
  • Aug 16 Earnest Casimir of Nassau-Dietz appointed viceroy of Drenthe
  • Sep 13 16 Rabbis (including Isiah Horowitz) are imprisoned in Jerusalem
  • Sep 24 Dutch attack San Juan, Puerto Rico

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Oct 8 English Admiral George Villiers' fleet sails from Plymouth to Cadiz, Spain

Courtier and Statesman George Villiers
Courtier and Statesman
George Villiers
  • Dec 9 Netherlands & England sign military treaty

Birthdays in History

  • Jun 6 Domenico Guidi, Italian sculptor, born in Carrara, Italy (d. 1701)
  • Jun 8 Giovanni Domenico Cassini, Italian-French mathematician, astronomer and engineer who discovered four of Saturn's moons, born in Perinaldo, Republic of Genova (d. 1712)
  • Jul 10 Jean Herauld Gourville, French adventurer, born in La Rochefoucauld, France (d. 1703)
  • Jul 27 Edward Montagu, 1st Earl of Sandwich, English soldier, admiral and patron to Samuel Pepys, born in Barnwell (d. 1672)
  • Aug 13 Rasmus Bartholin, Danish physician, mathematician and physicist, born in Roskilde, Denmark (d. 1698)
  • Aug 14 François de Harlay de Champvallon, Archbishop of Paris, born in Paris (d. 1695)
  • Aug 20 Thomas Corneille, French playwright (Timocrates), born in Rouen, France (d. 1709)
  • Sep 24 Johan de Witt, Dutch statesman and advisor of Holland, born in Dordrecht, Netherlands (d. 1672)
  • Oct 4 Jacqueline Pascal, French child prodigy, born in Clermont-Ferrand, Auvergne, France (d. 1661)
  • Nov 20 Artus Quellinus II, Flemish sculptor, born in Sint-Truiden, Limburg, Belgium (d. 1700)
  • Nov 20 Paulus Potter, Dutch painter, born in Enkhuizen, Dutch Republic (d. 1654)
  • Nov 30 Jean Domat, French jurist, born in Clermont, Auvergne (d. 1696)
  • Dec 14 Barthélemy d'Herbelot de Molainville, French orientalist, born in Paris (d. 1695)

Weddings in History

LoveWedding of Interest

Apr 4 Viceroy Frederick Henry marries Amalia countess von Solms-Braunfels

Prince of Orange Frederick Henry
Prince of Orange
Frederick Henry

LoveWedding of Interest

Jun 13 English king Charles I marries French princess Henrietta Maria at Canterbury cathedral in Canterbury, England

King of England Charles I
King of England
Charles I

Deaths in History

  • Jan 13 Pieter Bruegel "the Older", (Bloemenbruegel), Flemish painter, dies
  • Jan 27 Adriaen Valerius, notary/Neth Gedenck-clanck, dies at about 49
  • Mar 7 Johann Bayer, German astronomer (b. 1572)
  • Mar 25 Giambattista Marini, Italian poet (b. 1569)

Person of interestJames I and VI

Mar 27 James Stuart, King James VI of Scotland (1567-1625) and James I of England and Ireland (1603-25), dies of dysentery at 58

King of Great Britain James I and VI
King of Great Britain
James I and VI
  • Mar 29 Antonio de Herrera y Tordesillas, Spanish historian (b. 1549)
  • Apr 23 Maurice of Nassau, Prince of Orange, dies at 57
  • Apr 27 Mori Terumoto, Japanese warrior, dies at 72
  • May 18 Francisco Gomez de Sandoval y Rojas, Spanish marquis of Denia, dies at 72
  • Jun 1 Honoré d'Urfé, French writer (b. 1568)
  • Sep 6 Thomas Dempster, Scottish historian (b. 1579)
  • Sep 7 Rombout Hogerbeets, Dutch lawyer and pension minister of Leiden, dies at 64
  • Sep 20 Heinrich Meibom, German historian and poet, dies at 69
  • Oct 22 Kikkawa Hiroie, Japanese daimyō of the Azuchi–Momoyama period through early Edo period, dies at 63
  • Nov 14 Giulio C Procaccini, Italian sculptor/painter, dies
  • Dec 8 Christina of Holstein-Gottorp, Queen consort of Sweden as the wife of King Charles IX, dies at 52
  • Dec 9 Ubbo Emmius [van Embden], Dutch-Frisian humanist and historian, dies at 78