Year 1633 in History

Events in History

  • Feb 13 Italian astronomer Galileo Galilei arrived in Rome for trial before Inquisition for professing belief that earth revolves around the Sun
  • Feb 22 St. Peter's Baldachin, the cathedral's sculptural centerpiece, by Gian Lorenzo Bernini is inaugurated by Pope Urban VIII in Rome
  • Mar 1 Samuel de Champlain reclaims his role as commander of New France on behalf of Cardinal Richelieu.
  • Mar 7 Prince Frederick Henry appoints himself viceroy of Limburg
  • Apr 23 Sweden & Protestant German monarchy form Union of Heilbronn
  • Jun 2 Prince Frederick Henry conquers fort Rhine at Cologne
  • Jun 20 Charter for Maryland is given to Lord Cecil Baltimore
  • Jun 22 Galileo Galilei recants his "heretical" position that the Earth orbiting the Sun was at odds with the Bible and church teaching (Vatican apologizes in Oct 1992 for how it handled the case)
  • Oct 8 Massachusetts Bay Colony forms its first government
  • Oct 22 Battle of Liaoluo Bay: Dutch East India Company defeated by Chinese Ming naval forces in southern Fujian sea

Historical Figures Who Died in 1633

  • Mar 1 George Herbert, English poet, dies at 39
  • Jul 2 Trijntje Keever, presumed to have been the tallest woman ever at 2.49 m (8 ft 2 in), dies at 17
  • Jul 12 Simon Besler, German composer, dies at 49
  • Aug 4 George Abbott, English theologist and the Archbishop of Canterbury (1611-1633), dies at 60
  • Sep 8 Carlo Caraffa, Italian founder of the Jesuit religious order founder, dies at about 72

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