On This Day

Events in History in 1601

  • Jan 7 Robert, Earl of Essex, leads revolt in London against Queen Elizabeth
  • Jan 14 Church authorities in Rome burn Hebrew books
  • Jan 17 France gains Bresse, Bugey, Valromey & Gex in treaty with Spain
  • Feb 8 Earl Robert Devereux of Essex armies draws into London
  • Feb 13 1st British East India Company voyage departs from London, lead by John Lancaster
  • Jul 30 Spanish garrison of Rhine birch surrenders to Earl Mauritius
  • Aug 6 Spanish garrison of Meurs surrender to earl Mauritius
  • Aug 27 Olivier van Noort completes first Dutch exploration of new world
  • Oct 21 Memorial service for Daitokuji's Shinju held for Ikkyu Sojun in Kyoto

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 24 Johannes Kepler succeeds Tycho Brahe as imperial mathematician to Emperor Rudolph II

Astronomer Johannes Kepler
Johannes Kepler
Astronomer Tycho Brahe
Tycho Brahe
  • Nov 24 Earl Mauritius ceases siege of De Bosch due to strict monarchy