Events in History in 1601

  • Jan 14 Church authorities in Rome burn Hebrew books
  • Jan 17 France gains Bresse, Bugey, Valromey & Gex in treaty with Spain
  • Feb 8 Robert Devereux, 2nd Earl of Essex, leads an unsuccessful revolt in London against Queen Elizabeth
  • Feb 13 1st British East India Company voyage departs from London, lead by John Lancaster
  • Feb 25 Robert Devereux, English 2nd Earl of Essex, executed for treason against the Crown of England
  • 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

Historic Event

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

  • Nov 24 Earl Mauritius ceases siege of De Bosch due to strict monarchy