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The 1600s decade ran from January
January
1, 1600, to December
December
31, 1609.

Millennium: 2nd millennium

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Years:

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1605 1606 1607 1608 1609

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Contents

1 Events

1.1 1600

1.1.1 January–June 1.1.2 July–December 1.1.3 Date unknown

1.2 1601

1.2.1 January–June 1.2.2 July–December 1.2.3 Date unknown

1.3 1602

1.3.1 January–June 1.3.2 July–December 1.3.3 Ongoing events 1.3.4 Date unknown

1.4 1603

1.4.1 January–June 1.4.2 July–December 1.4.3 Ongoing events 1.4.4 Date unknown

1.5 1604

1.5.1 January–June 1.5.2 July–December 1.5.3 Date unknown 1.5.4 Religion

1.6 1605

1.6.1 January–June 1.6.2 July–December 1.6.3 Date unknown

1.7 1606

1.7.1 January–June 1.7.2 July–December 1.7.3 Date unknown

1.8 1607

1.8.1 January–June 1.8.2 July–December 1.8.3 Date unknown

1.9 1608

1.9.1 January–June 1.9.2 July–December 1.9.3 Date unknown

1.10 1609

1.10.1 January–June 1.10.2 July–December 1.10.3 Date unknown

2 Significant people 3 Births 4 Deaths 5 References

Events[edit] 1600 This section is transcluded from 1600. (edit history) January–June[edit]

January 1 – Scotland adopts January 1 as New Year's Day
New Year's Day
instead of March
March
25. January

Hugh O'Neill, 2nd Earl of Tyrone, renews the Nine Years' War (Ireland) against England
England
with an invasion of Munster.[1] Sebald de Weert
Sebald de Weert
makes the first definite sighting of the Falkland Islands.

February 17 Giordano Bruno
Giordano Bruno
is burned at the stake for heresy in Rome. February 19 Huaynaputina
Huaynaputina
volcano in Peru
Peru
undergoes a catastrophic eruption, the worst to be recorded in South America. March 20 – Linköping Bloodbath: Five Swedish nobles are publicly executed by decapitation and Polish–Swedish King Sigismund III Vasa is de facto deposed as ruler of Sweden. April 19 - The first Dutch ship ever to arrive in Japan, the Liefde ("Love"), anchors in Sashifu, in the Bungo area (modern-day Usuki in Oita Prefecture).

July–December[edit]

July 2 Eighty Years' War
Eighty Years' War
(Dutch War of Independence): Battle of Nieuwpoort – The Dutch Republic
Dutch Republic
gains a tactical victory over the Spanish Empire.[2] July
July
– Martin Möller is appointed chief pastor of Görlitz. August 5 – The brothers Alexander Ruthven and John Ruthven, 3rd Earl of Gowrie, are killed during a failed attempt to kidnap or murder King James VI of Scotland at their home. Autumn

Thessaly rebellion: Greeks in Thessaly, incited by Bishop
Bishop
Dionysios Skylosophos, attempt to rebel against the Ottoman Empire. A Persian embassy arrives in Prague
Prague
and meets with Rudolf II, Holy Roman Emperor.

October 6 – Première of Jacopo Peri's Euridice, the earliest known fully surviving work of modern opera, produced by Emilio de' Cavalieri for the wedding of Henry IV of France
Henry IV of France
and Maria de' Medici
Maria de' Medici
in Florence. October 21 Battle of Sekigahara
Battle of Sekigahara
in Japan: Tokugawa Ieyasu
Tokugawa Ieyasu
gains nominal control over the whole country. December 31 – The East India Company
East India Company
is granted a Royal Charter
Royal Charter
in the Kingdom of England
Kingdom of England
for trade with Asia.

Date unknown[edit]

Approximate date – The Lutheran
Lutheran
orthodox campaign intensifies, to reinforce the Book of Concord. Caister Castle
Caister Castle
in England
England
falls into ruin. Sumo
Sumo
wrestling becomes a professional sport in Japan. William Shakespeare's plays Henry IV, Part 2, Henry V, The Merchant of Venice, A Midsummer Night's Dream
A Midsummer Night's Dream
and Much Ado About Nothing
Much Ado About Nothing
are published in London.[1] William Gilbert publishes De Magnete, one of the first significant scientific books published in England, describing the Earth's magnetic field, and the beginning of modern geomagnetism. Fabritio Caroso's dance manual Nobiltà de dame is published.

1601[edit] This section is transcluded from 1601. (edit history) January–June[edit]

January
January
11 – Valladolid
Valladolid
is briefly the capital of Habsburg Spain under Philip III, before returning indefinitely to Madrid
Madrid
in 1606. January
January
17 – Treaty of Lyon: France
France
gains Bresse, Bugey
Bugey
and Gex from Savoy, ceding Saluzzo
Saluzzo
in exchange. February 8 – Robert Devereux, 2nd Earl of Essex, longtime favorite of Queen Elizabeth I of England, rebels against the queen; his revolt is quickly crushed. February 25 – Robert Devereux is beheaded. Spring – Possible first performance of William Shakespeare's tragedy Hamlet.[3][4]

July–December[edit]

December 24 (Julian calendar; January
January
3, 1602, according to the Gregorian calendar
Gregorian calendar
used by the Irish and Spanish forces in the battle) – The Battle of Kinsale
Battle of Kinsale
ends the siege of Kinsale, Ireland (begun in autumn 1601).

Date unknown[edit]

Dutch troops attack the Portuguese in Malacca. Jesuit
Jesuit
Matteo Ricci
Matteo Ricci
becomes the first European to enter the Forbidden City in Beijing, China, being invited by the Ming dynasty
Ming dynasty
Emperor. A bad harvest occurs in the Tsardom of Russia, due to a rainy summer, causing the Russian famine of 1601–03
Russian famine of 1601–03
which kills about two million people. Martin Möller is accused of Crypto-Calvinism. The Battle of Seaton is fought.[where?]

1602[edit] This section is transcluded from 1602. (edit history) January–June[edit]

January
January
3 – Battle of Kinsale: The battle happens on Thursday, 3 January, 1602
1602
(according to the Gregorian calendar
Gregorian calendar
used by the Irish and Spanish forces in the battle), although, for the English who are still using the old Julian calendar, the date of the battle is Thursday, 24 December, 1601. February 2
February 2
( Candlemas
Candlemas
night) – First known production of William Shakespeare's comedy Twelfth Night, in London.[5] March 20 – The United East India Company
East India Company
is established by the United Provinces States-General in Amsterdam, with the stated intention of capturing the spice trade from the Portuguese. May 15 – English explorer Bartholomew Gosnold
Bartholomew Gosnold
becomes the first European at Cape Cod. June
June
– James Lancaster's East India Company
East India Company
fleet arrives at Achin (now Aceh), Sumatra
Sumatra
to deal with the local ruler. Having defeated Portugal's ally, the ruler is happy to do business, and Lancaster seizes a large Portuguese galleon and loots it.

July–December[edit]

November 8 – The Bodleian Library
Bodleian Library
at Oxford University
Oxford University
is opened.[3] December 11 – A surprise attack by forces under the command of Charles Emmanuel I, Duke of Savoy, and his brother-in-law, Philip III of Spain, is repelled by the citizens of Geneva
Geneva
(this actually took place after midnight, in the early morning of December
December
12, but commemorations/celebrations on Fête de l'Escalade are usually held on December 11 or the closest weekend).

Ongoing events[edit]

Russian famine of 1601–03 Long Turkish War
Long Turkish War
(1591/1593-1606) Jelali revolts

Date unknown[edit]

The Portuguese are expelled from Bahrain. Ben Jonson
Ben Jonson
writes The Poetaster. William Shakespeare's comedy The Merry Wives of Windsor
The Merry Wives of Windsor
is published. The Safavid Dynasty
Safavid Dynasty
of Persia
Persia
and the Spanish Empire
Spanish Empire
conclude a defensive alliance, and declare war on the Ottoman Empire. A private trading company is established in Copenhagen, with a monopoly on the trade with Iceland. The iconoclast and Confucian scholar Li Zhi commits suicide while in a Chinese prison, during the late Ming Dynasty; he had taught that women were the intellectual equals of men and should be given equal opportunity in education; he was charged with spreading "dangerous ideas". Copies are printed of the geographical map of East Asia created by Matteo Ricci, an Italian Jesuit
Jesuit
stationed in Ming Dynasty
Ming Dynasty
Beijing, China, with Chinese-written labeling and map symbols. The play A Larum for London, or the Siedge of Antwerp is published in London.

Countess Amalie Elisabeth of Hanau-Münzenberg
Countess Amalie Elisabeth of Hanau-Münzenberg
born 29 January

1603[edit] This section is transcluded from 1603. (edit history)

July
July
25: James I is crowned as King of England.

January–June[edit]

February 25 – Dutch–Portuguese War: the Portuguese ship Santa Catarina is seized by Dutch East India Company
East India Company
ships off Singapore. The first permanent Dutch trading post in Indonesia
Indonesia
is established in Banten. March

French explorer Samuel de Champlain
Samuel de Champlain
sails to Canada. The Fulda witch trials
Fulda witch trials
begin.

March
March
24

Queen Elizabeth I of England
Elizabeth I of England
dies at Richmond Palace
Richmond Palace
(having ruled since 1558), and is succeeded by her cousin's (Mary Queen of Scots) son, King James VI of Scotland (where he has ruled since 1567), uniting the crowns of Scotland and England.[6] Tokugawa Ieyasu
Tokugawa Ieyasu
is granted the title of shōgun from Emperor
Emperor
Go-Yozei, and establishes the Tokugawa shogunate
Tokugawa shogunate
in Edo, Japan. The 265-year-long Edo
Edo
period begins.

March
March
31 – The Nine Years War (Ireland)
Nine Years War (Ireland)
is ended by the submission of Hugh O'Neill, Earl of Tyrone, to the English Crown, and the signing of the Treaty of Mellifont. April 28 – The funeral of Elizabeth I of England
Elizabeth I of England
is held in Westminster Abbey.

July–December[edit]

July 17 or July 19 – Sir Walter Raleigh
Walter Raleigh
is arrested for treason.[7] July 25 – James I is crowned as King of England
England
in Westminster Abbey.[6] Ceremonies are limited because of plague. August 17 – The Accademia dei Lincei, the oldest scientific academy in the world, is founded in Rome
Rome
by Federico Cesi. September 20 – Samuel Champlain arrives back in France.[8] October
October
– The Sangley Rebellion takes place, ending in the massacre of 20,000 Sangley
Sangley
Chinese in Manila.[9] November
November
– Rokugō rebellion: More than 1,000 rōnin rebel in support of their exiled lord, Onodera Yoshimichi, in Japan. November
November
17 – Sir Walter Raleigh
Walter Raleigh
goes on trial for treason, in the converted Great Hall of Winchester Castle.[6] He is found guilty, but his life is spared by King James I at this time, and he is returned to imprisonment in the Tower of London. December 22 – Ottoman dynasty: Sultan Mehmed III
Mehmed III
of the Ottoman Empire dies, and is succeeded by his son Ahmed I.

Ongoing events[edit]

Russian famine of 1601–1603.

Date unknown[edit]

A rebellion breaks out in Transylvania. French Huguenot
Huguenot
Pierre de Gua is granted royal permission to settle in North America, founding the colony of Acadia. Yaqob is deposed as Emperor of Ethiopia
Emperor of Ethiopia
for the first time by Za Sellase, who appoints his cousin Za Dengel to replace him. Johann Bayer
Johann Bayer
publishes the star atlas Uranometria, the first to cover the entire celestial sphere.[10] The earliest of eight companies that will eventually merge to form the Kikkoman Corporation, the ubiquitous producers of soy sauce, is founded in Japan.

1604[edit] This section is transcluded from 1604. (edit history) January–June[edit]

January
January
14 – The Hampton Court Conference
Hampton Court Conference
is held between James I of England, the Anglican bishops and representatives of the Puritans. Work begins on the Authorized King James Version
Authorized King James Version
of the Bible[3] and revision of the Book of Common Prayer. June
June
– Ottoman–Safavid War (1603–18): Shāh Abbas I of Persia's Safavid army captures the city of Yerevan
Yerevan
from the Ottoman Empire after a siege. At this time the Shāh begins the expulsion of Armenians
Armenians
from Jolfa to New Julfa
New Julfa
in his capital of Isfahan; more than 25,000 die during the exodus. August 18 England
England
concludes the Treaty of London
London
with Spain, ending the Anglo-Spanish War (1585–1604), an intermittent conflict within the Eighty Years' War.

July–December[edit]

September 1 Sri
Sri
Guru Granth Sahib, the religious text of Sikhism, compiled and edited by Guru Arjan, is installed at Harmandir Sahib
Harmandir Sahib
in Amritsar. September 20 Ostend
Ostend
is captured by Spanish forces under Ambrogio Spinola after a 3-year siege. October
October
4 – Za Dengel, Emperor
Emperor
of Ethiopia, is killed in battle with the forces of Za Sellase, who restores his cousin Yaqob to the throne. October
October
9 – The supernova which becomes known as Kepler's Supernova (SN 1604) is first observed from the northern parts of the Italian Peninsula. From October
October
17, Johannes Kepler
Johannes Kepler
begins a year's observation of it from Prague. There won't be another "naked-eye" supernova to be seen until 1987. As of 2017[update], this is the last supernova to be observed in the Milky Way.[11][12] November
November
1 – First recorded performance of William Shakespeare's tragedy Othello, at the Palace of Whitehall
Palace of Whitehall
in London. December 26
December 26
(St. Stephen's night) – First recorded performance of Shakespeare's tragedy King Lear, before King James I of England
James I of England
in the banqueting hall of Whitehall Palace.[13]

Date unknown[edit]

France
France
begins settling Acadia, first successful French North American colony. Before 1 October, Huntingdon Beaumont completes the Wollaton
Wollaton
Wagonway, built to transport coal from the mines at Strelley
Strelley
to Wollaton
Wollaton
just west of Nottingham, England, the world's oldest wagonway with provenance.[14] The Table Alphabeticall, the first known English dictionary to be organized by alphabetical ordering, is published. First publication of Christopher Marlowe's play The Tragical History of Doctor Faustus, in London. Lancelot de Casteau's L'Ouverture de cuisine published in Liège, including the first printed recipe for choux pastry.

Religion[edit]

According to legend, the vault of Christian Rosenkreuz
Christian Rosenkreuz
is discovered. The Papacy
Papacy
is expected to fall this year by Tobias Hess and Simon Studion according to their correspondence in 1597.

1605[edit] This section is transcluded from 1605. (edit history) January–June[edit]

January
January
16 – The first part of Miguel de Cervantes' satire on the theme of chivalry, Don Quixote
Don Quixote
(El ingenioso hidalgo don Quixote de la Mancha, "The Ingenious Hidalgo Don Quixote
Don Quixote
of La Mancha"), is published in Madrid. One of the first significant novels in the western literary tradition, it becomes a global bestseller almost at once. March
March
11 – A proclamation declares all people of Ireland to be the direct subjects of the British Crown
British Crown
and not of any local lord or chief.[15] April 1 Pope Leo XI
Pope Leo XI
succeeds Pope Clement VIII
Pope Clement VIII
as the 232nd pope as a result of the heated Papal conclave of March
March
1605. April 13 Tsar
Tsar
Boris Godunov
Boris Godunov
dies; Feodor II accedes to the Russian throne. April 16 – In England, John Winthrop, later governor of the future Massachusetts Bay Colony, marries his first wife (of 4), Mary Forth, daughter of John Forth, of Great Stambridge, Essex. May 16 Pope Paul V
Pope Paul V
succeeds Pope Leo XI
Pope Leo XI
as the 233rd pope, making this the last Year of Three Popes until 1978. He is elected as a compromise candidate after the Papal conclave of May
May
1605
1605
leads to physical assault. June
June
1 – Russian troops in Moscow imprison Feodor II and his mother, later executing them. June
June
20 – Pretender Dmitriy and his supporters, including troops of the Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth, march to Moscow.

July–December[edit]

July 4 – A proclamation commands all Roman Catholic seminary priests and Jesuits
Jesuits
to leave Ireland by December
December
10 and directs the laity to attend Church of Ireland
Church of Ireland
services.[15] July 21 – Pretender Dmitriy is officially crowned Tsar
Tsar
Dimitriy Ioannovich of Russia in Moscow by Patriarch Ignatius. September 27 – Swedish armies are decisively defeated by Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth
Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth
cavalry in the Battle of Kircholm. October

First publication of Relation aller Fürnemmen und gedenckwürdigen Historien by Johann Carolus
Johann Carolus
in Strasbourg
Strasbourg
(Holy Roman Empire), generally regarded as the world's first newspaper.[16] De Nieuwe Tijdinghen, a Dutch proto-newspaper, is also published this year. Francis Bacon's Of the Proficience and Advancement of Learning, Divine and Human is published in London.

October
October
27 – Spanish troops of General Spinola occupy Wachtendonk. Mughal Emperor
Emperor
Akbar
Akbar
the Great dies November
November
3 – Jahangir
Jahangir
begins his 22-year reign of the Mughal Empire. November
November
5 – Gunpowder
Gunpowder
Plot: A plot to blow up the English Houses of Parliament
Parliament
is foiled when, following a tip-off, Sir Thomas Knyvet, a justice of the peace, finds Catholic plotter Guy Fawkes
Guy Fawkes
in a cellar below the Parliament
Parliament
building and orders a search of the area. 36 barrels of gunpowder are found and Fawkes is arrested for trying to kill King James I of England
James I of England
and the members who are scheduled to sit together in Parliament
Parliament
the next day.

Date unknown[edit]

Tokugawa Ieyasu
Tokugawa Ieyasu
abdicates as shōgun of Japan, becoming Ogosho (retired shōgun). His son Tokugawa Hidetada
Tokugawa Hidetada
succeeds him to the office. Habitation at Port-Royal
Habitation at Port-Royal
established by France
France
under Pierre Dugua, Sieur de Mons, the first European colonization of Nova Scotia
Nova Scotia
in North America (at this time part of Acadia); the Gregorian calendar
Gregorian calendar
is adopted. Crew of the Olive become the first English visitors to Barbados. Refugee French Huguenot
Huguenot
merchants begin to settle in Dublin
Dublin
and Waterford.[17] The Priory of St. Gregory's is founded at Douai, Flanders, at this time in the Spanish Netherlands, by its first prior, John Roberts, and other exiles, thus becoming the first English Benedictine
Benedictine
house to renew conventual life after the English Reformation. More than two centuries later the community will establish Downside Abbey
Downside Abbey
back in England. The Irish College in Paris
Irish College in Paris
is co-founded by John Lee, an Irish priest, and John de l'Escalopier, President of the Parlement. Central Mexico's Amerindian population reaches one million.

1606[edit] This section is transcluded from 1606. (edit history) January–June[edit]

January
January
29 – Pedro Fernandes de Queirós discovers the Pitcairn Islands. January
January
24 – Gunpowder
Gunpowder
Plot: The trial of Guy Fawkes
Guy Fawkes
and other conspirators, for plotting against Parliament
Parliament
and James I of England, begins. January
January
31 – Guy Fawkes
Guy Fawkes
is executed. February 9 Pedro Fernandes de Queirós discovers Mehetia. February 12 Pedro Fernandes de Queirós discovers Tauere
Tauere
atoll. February 26 – Dutch navigator Willem Janszoon
Willem Janszoon
makes the first confirmed sighting of Australia
Australia
by a European. March
March
– The Duke of York's ship Duyfken, under Captain Willem Janszoon, explores the western coast of Cape York Peninsula.[18] March
March
19 – Ferdinando I de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany, in the Fortezza Vecchia Chapel of Saint Francesco, elevates Livorno
Livorno
to the rank of city. April 10 – Charter of 1606: The First Charter of Virginia is adopted, by which King James I of England
James I of England
grants rights to the Virginia Company
Virginia Company
(comprising the London Company
London Company
and Plymouth Company) to settle parts of the east coast of North America. April 12 – The first version of the Union Flag
Union Flag
is created,[6] to be worn as a national flag by English and Scottish ships. May
May
Pedro Fernandes de Queirós discovers the islands of Vanuatu; believing them to be Australia, he names them La Austrialia del Espiritu Santo.[19] May
May
17 – Supporters of Vasili Shuisky
Vasili Shuisky
invade the Kremlin, and kill Tsar
Tsar
Dimitri II of Russia.

July–December[edit]

August
August
(approx.) – Possible first performance of William Shakespeare's tragedy Macbeth
Macbeth
in London.[13][3] August
August
16 – Battle of Cape Rachado: A Dutch fleet is defeated by the Portuguese. October
October
Luís Vaz de Torres is the first European to sail through the Torres Strait. September 20 - The trial in the gravedigging scandal of Frankenstein begins. November
November
11 – The Peace of Zsitvatorok
Peace of Zsitvatorok
is signed, between the Ottoman and Holy Roman Empires. The independence of Transylvania is recognized by both sides, and Austria's annual tribute to the Ottomans is abolished.

Date unknown[edit]

A storm buries the village of St Ismail near modern-day Kidwelly, Carmarthenshire, Wales. The Jesuit
Jesuit
Joannis Stribingius visits Latvia, and describes Latvian mythology. The Evangelic Lyceum (Evanjelické lýceum), a Lutheran
Lutheran
high school is founded in Bratislava. The cryptographic text Steganographia, written by Johannes Trithemius c.1499, is published in Frankfurt. Gregor Richter succeeds Martin Möller as the chief pastor of Görlitz.

1607[edit] This section is transcluded from 1607. (edit history) January–June[edit]

January
January
13 – The Bank of Genoa fails, after the announcement of national bankruptcy in Spain. January
January
19 – San Agustin Church, Manila, is officially completed; by the 21st century it will be the oldest church in the Philippines. January
January
30 – A massive wave sweeps along the Bristol Channel, possibly a tsunami, killing 2,000 people. February 24 – Première of Claudio Monteverdi's L'Orfeo, the earliest fully developed opera in the modern-day repertoire, at the Ducal Palace of Mantua. March
March
10 – Battle of Gol in Gojjam: Susenyos defeats the combined armies of Yaqob and Abuna Petros II, which makes him Emperor
Emperor
of Ethiopia. April 25 – Battle of Gibraltar: A Dutch fleet destroys a Spanish fleet anchored in the Bay of Gibraltar. April 26 – English colonists make landfall at Cape Henry, Virginia, later moving up the James River. May
May
14 – Jamestown, Virginia, is established as the first permanent English settlement in North America
North America
(the modern-day United States), beginning the American frontier. May 15 – Jamestown: Christopher Newport, George Percy, Gabriel Archer, and others travel 6 days exploring along the James River
James River
up to the falls and Powhatan's village. May
May
26

Jamestown: The president directs the fort to be strengthened and armed against the many attacks of the natives: "Hereupon the President was contented the Fort should be pallisadoed, the ordinance mounted, his men armed and exercised, for many were the assaults and Ambuscadoes of the Savages ..." [John Smith, Proceedings (Barbour 1964)] 200 armed Indians attack the Jamestown settlement, killing 2 and wounding 10.

May
May
28 – Jamestown: The Fort is pallisadoed: "we laboured, pallozadoing our fort" [Gabriel Archer (Arber)]. June
June
5 – John Hall marries Susanna, daughter of William Shakespeare. June
June
8 – Newton rebellion: The Tresham landowners family kills 40–50 peasants, during protests against the enclosure of common land in Newton, Northamptonshire, England, at the culmination of the Midland Revolt. June
June
10 – Jamestown: Captain John Smith is released from arrest and sworn in as a member of the colony Council. June
June
15 – Jamestown: The triangular fort is completed and armed: "The fifteenth of June
June
we had built and finished our Fort, which was triangle wise, having three Bulwarkes, at every corner, like a halfe Moone, and foure or five pieces of Artillerie mounted in them. We had made our selves sufficiently strong for these Savages. We had also sowne most of our Corne on two Mountaines." [ George Percy
George Percy
(Tyler 1952:19)] June
June
22 – Christopher Newport
Christopher Newport
sails back to England. June
June
27 – Jamestown: The colony bears extreme toil in strengthening the fort [from John Smith, Proceedings (Barbour 1964:210)].

July–December[edit]

August
August
13 – The ship Gift of God of the Plymouth Company arrives at the mouth of the modern-day Kennebec River
Kennebec River
in Maine. English colonists establish Fort St. George, also known as the Popham Colony. The settlement lasts little more than a year, before residents return to England
England
in the first oceangoing ship built in the New World, a 30-ton pinnace called The Virginia. September 5 Hamlet
Hamlet
is performed aboard the East India Company
East India Company
ship Red Dragon, under the command of Capt. William Keeling, anchored off the coast of Sierra Leone, the first known performance of a Shakespeare play outside England
England
in English, and the first by amateurs. September 10 – Jamestown President Edward Maria Wingfield
Edward Maria Wingfield
is deposed, and John Ratcliffe elected. September 14 – Flight of the Earls: Hugh O'Neill, 2nd Earl of Tyrone, and Rudhraighe Ó Domhnail, 1st Earl of Tyrconnell, flee Ireland for Spain with 90 followers, to avoid capture by the English crown, never to return. December
December
(early) – Captain John Smith of the Jamestown Colony
Colony
is captured by Opchancanough, and then sent to Chief Powhatan
Powhatan
for execution; Pocahontas
Pocahontas
rescues him.

Date unknown[edit]

Spain is effectively bankrupt. The rule of Andorra
Andorra
passes jointly to the king of France, and the Bishop
Bishop
of Urgell. In the Midland Revolt against Enclosures in England, the term Levellers
Levellers
is first used. Missionary Juan Fonte establishes the first Jesuit
Jesuit
mission among the Tarahumara, in the Sierra Madre Mountains of Northwest Mexico.

1608[edit] This section is transcluded from 1608. (edit history)

July
July
3: Samuel de Champlain
Samuel de Champlain
founds Quebec City.

January–June[edit]

January

At Jamestown, Virginia, Christopher Newport
Christopher Newport
returns in a ship with the First Supply and about 100 new settlers; he finds only 38 survivors. Powhatan
Powhatan
releases Captain John Smith.

January
January
7 – Fire destroys "all the houses in the fort" at Jamestown; the fort is repaired in March. January
January
8 – Ensign Thomas Savage arrives in Jamestown, with the First Supply under Christopher Newport. January
January
17 – Emperor
Emperor
Susenyos I
Susenyos I
of Ethiopia
Ethiopia
defeats an Oromo army at Ebenat; 12,000 Oromo are reportedly killed at a cost of 400 Amhara. March
March
18 – Susenyos is formally crowned Emperor
Emperor
of Ethiopia, at the ancient city of Axum. April 10 – Jamestown, Virginia: Christopher Newport
Christopher Newport
again sails for England. April 19 – The Burning of Derry
Burning of Derry
launches O'Doherty's Rebellion, in the Kingdom of Ireland. May
May
14 – The Protestant Union
Protestant Union
is founded in Auhausen.

July–December[edit]

July 3 Quebec City
Quebec City
is founded by Samuel de Champlain. July
July
– The English ship Mary and Margaret, captained by Christopher Newport, leaves England, bound for Jamestown, Virginia.[20] August
August
24 – The first official English representative to India, Captain William Hawkins, lands at Surat. September 10 – John Smith is elected council president of Jamestown, and begins expanding the fort. September 21 – The University of Oviedo, Spain is founded. October
October
1 – At Jamestown, a second supply ship, the Mary and Margaret, arrives with Christopher Newport, including 70 settlers, bringing the population back up to 120; the passengers include 8 glassmen. October
October
2 – Dutch lens maker Hans Lippershey
Hans Lippershey
demonstrates the first telescope in the Dutch Parliament. December
December
– Jamestown: Christopher Newport
Christopher Newport
returns to England carrying cargo with "tryals of Pitch, Tarre, Glasse, Frankincense, Sope Ashes ..."

Date unknown[edit]

The first cheques are used in the Netherlands. Old Bushmills Distillery
Old Bushmills Distillery
is founded in Bushmills, County Antrim, Ireland. The Uniform Land-Tax Law is imposed in Korea. Five royal schools in Ulster
Ulster
are given Royal Charter, by King James I.

1609[edit] This section is transcluded from 1609. (edit history) January–June[edit]

January
January
– The Basque witch trials
Basque witch trials
begin. January
January
15 – One of the world's first newspapers, Avisa Relation oder Zeitung, begins publication in Wolfenbüttel
Wolfenbüttel
(Holy Roman Empire). January
January
31 – The Bank of Amsterdam
Amsterdam
is established. February 4 – The last day of Keichō
Keichō
慶長 13 (according to the Japanese lunar calendar). March
March
Hugo Grotius
Hugo Grotius
publishes Mare Liberum, his legal text on freedom of the seas, in Leiden. April 4

King Philip III of Spain
Philip III of Spain
signs an edict to expel of all Moriscos from his country (see September 11). English explorer Henry Hudson, in the service of the Dutch East India Company, sets out from Amsterdam
Amsterdam
in the Halve Maen.[21]

April 5 Invasion of Ryukyu
Invasion of Ryukyu
in Japan: Soldiers of the Shimazu clan capture the castle on Ryukyu Island, beginning to make the Ryukyu Kingdom a vassal of Satsuma Han. April 9 – By the Treaty of Antwerp the Netherlands and Spain agree to the Twelve Years' Truce
Twelve Years' Truce
(1609–1621) in the Eighty Years' War, allowing the Dutch East India Company
East India Company
to trade within the Spanish Empire. May
May
20 – London
London
publisher Thomas Thorpe
Thomas Thorpe
issues Shake-speares Sonnets, with a dedication to "Mr. W.H.", and the poem A Lover's Complaint appended; it is uncertain whether this publication has Shakespeare's authority. May
May
23 – The Second Virginia Charter
Second Virginia Charter
is officially ratified; it is intended to replace the council with a governor, who has absolute control in the colony.

July–December[edit]

July
July
Samuel de Champlain
Samuel de Champlain
claims the Lake Champlain
Lake Champlain
area of Vermont, for the Kingdom of France. July
July
6 – Bohemia
Bohemia
is granted freedom of religion (Letter of Majesty). July
July
10 – The German Catholic League is formed to counteract the Protestant Union. July
July
23 – A hurricane at sea separates the 9 London
London
Company's ships (600 more settlers) en route to relieve the Jamestown settlement; one ship sinks, and the Sea Venture
Sea Venture
is driven ashore at Bermuda
Bermuda
on July 25, thus effectively first settling the colony. July
July
30 – At what is now Crown Point, New York, Samuel de Champlain participates in a battle between the Huron and Iroquois, shooting and killing two Iroquois
Iroquois
chiefs; this helps set the tone for French– Iroquois
Iroquois
relations for the next 100 years. August
August
25 – Galileo Galilei
Galileo Galilei
demonstrates his first telescope to Venetian officials. August
August
28 – Henry Hudson
Henry Hudson
is the first European to see Delaware Bay.[21][1] August
August
– Seven ships arrive at the colony of Jamestown, Virginia, with 200–300 men, women, and children, reporting the Sea Venture wrecked near Bermuda. September 2 Henry Hudson
Henry Hudson
enters New York Bay, aboard the Halve Maen. September 10 – Jamestown: Capt. George Percy
George Percy
replaces Captain John Smith as president of the Council, and Smith returns to England. September 11 – Valencia expels all the Moriscos (see April 4). September 11–12 – Henry Hudson
Henry Hudson
in the Halve Maen
Halve Maen
sails into Upper New York Bay,[22] and begins a journey up the Hudson River.[23] October
October
12 – A version of the rhyme "Three Blind Mice" is published in London.[24] The editor, and possible author of the verse, is the teenage Thomas Ravenscroft.[25]

Date unknown[edit]

The Dutch East India Company
East India Company
imports tea to Europe. The Dutch East India Company
East India Company
establishes a trading post in Hirado, Japan. Warsaw
Warsaw
becomes the capital of Poland. The municipality of Buenavista in Marinduque, Philippines
Philippines
is founded. The Statutes of Iona are passed, marking the end of the bloody feuds between the clans in the Scottish Highlands. The Douay–Rheims Bible
Bible
Old Testament
Old Testament
translation from the Vulgate into English vol. 1 is published in Reims. English-born Sister Mary Ward founds the Sisters of Loreto
Sisters of Loreto
at Saint-Omer, at this time in the Spanish Netherlands. Johannes Kepler
Johannes Kepler
publishes his first two laws of planetary motion in Astronomia nova. Cornelis Drebbel
Cornelis Drebbel
invents the thermostat.

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References[edit]

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Hamlet
must be tentative.  Scholars date its writing as between 1599 and 1601. ^ Shakespeare, William (2001). Smith, Bruce R., ed. Twelfth Night: Texts and Contexts. Boston, Mass: Bedford/St Martin's. p. 2. ISBN 0-312-20219-9.  ^ a b c d Penguin Pocket On This Day. Penguin Reference Library. 2006. ISBN 0-14-102715-0.  ^ "Historical Events for Year 1603
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1603
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The 1600s decade ran from January
January
1, 1600, to December
December
31, 1609.

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1605 1606 1607 1608 1609

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Contents

1 Events

1.1 1600

1.1.1 January–June 1.1.2 July–December 1.1.3 Date unknown

1.2 1601

1.2.1 January–June 1.2.2 July–December 1.2.3 Date unknown

1.3 1602

1.3.1 January–June 1.3.2 July–December 1.3.3 Ongoing events 1.3.4 Date unknown

1.4 1603

1.4.1 January–June 1.4.2 July–December 1.4.3 Ongoing events 1.4.4 Date unknown

1.5 1604

1.5.1 January–June 1.5.2 July–December 1.5.3 Date unknown 1.5.4 Religion

1.6 1605

1.6.1 January–June 1.6.2 July–December 1.6.3 Date unknown

1.7 1606

1.7.1 January–June 1.7.2 July–December 1.7.3 Date unknown

1.8 1607

1.8.1 January–June 1.8.2 July–December 1.8.3 Date unknown

1.9 1608

1.9.1 January–June 1.9.2 July–December 1.9.3 Date unknown

1.10 1609

1.10.1 January–June 1.10.2 July–December 1.10.3 Date unknown

2 Significant people 3 Births 4 Deaths 5 References

Events[edit] 1600 This section is transcluded from 1600. (edit history) January–June[edit]

January 1 – Scotland adopts January 1 as New Year's Day
New Year's Day
instead of March
March
25. January

Hugh O'Neill, 2nd Earl of Tyrone, renews the Nine Years' War (Ireland) against England
England
with an invasion of Munster.[1] Sebald de Weert
Sebald de Weert
makes the first definite sighting of the Falkland Islands.

February 17 Giordano Bruno
Giordano Bruno
is burned at the stake for heresy in Rome. February 19 Huaynaputina
Huaynaputina
volcano in Peru
Peru
undergoes a catastrophic eruption, the worst to be recorded in South America. March 20 – Linköping Bloodbath: Five Swedish nobles are publicly executed by decapitation and Polish–Swedish King Sigismund III Vasa is de facto deposed as ruler of Sweden. April 19 - The first Dutch ship ever to arrive in Japan, the Liefde ("Love"), anchors in Sashifu, in the Bungo area (modern-day Usuki in Oita Prefecture).

July–December[edit]

July 2 Eighty Years' War
Eighty Years' War
(Dutch War of Independence): Battle of Nieuwpoort – The Dutch Republic
Dutch Republic
gains a tactical victory over the Spanish Empire.[2] July
July
– Martin Möller is appointed chief pastor of Görlitz. August 5 – The brothers Alexander Ruthven and John Ruthven, 3rd Earl of Gowrie, are killed during a failed attempt to kidnap or murder King James VI of Scotland at their home. Autumn

Thessaly rebellion: Greeks in Thessaly, incited by Bishop
Bishop
Dionysios Skylosophos, attempt to rebel against the Ottoman Empire. A Persian embassy arrives in Prague
Prague
and meets with Rudolf II, Holy Roman Emperor.

October 6 – Première of Jacopo Peri's Euridice, the earliest known fully surviving work of modern opera, produced by Emilio de' Cavalieri for the wedding of Henry IV of France
Henry IV of France
and Maria de' Medici
Maria de' Medici
in Florence. October 21 Battle of Sekigahara
Battle of Sekigahara
in Japan: Tokugawa Ieyasu
Tokugawa Ieyasu
gains nominal control over the whole country. December 31 – The East India Company
East India Company
is granted a Royal Charter
Royal Charter
in the Kingdom of England
Kingdom of England
for trade with Asia.

Date unknown[edit]

Approximate date – The Lutheran
Lutheran
orthodox campaign intensifies, to reinforce the Book of Concord. Caister Castle
Caister Castle
in England
England
falls into ruin. Sumo
Sumo
wrestling becomes a professional sport in Japan. William Shakespeare's plays Henry IV, Part 2, Henry V, The Merchant of Venice, A Midsummer Night's Dream
A Midsummer Night's Dream
and Much Ado About Nothing
Much Ado About Nothing
are published in London.[1] William Gilbert publishes De Magnete, one of the first significant scientific books published in England, describing the Earth's magnetic field, and the beginning of modern geomagnetism. Fabritio Caroso's dance manual Nobiltà de dame is published.

1601[edit] This section is transcluded from 1601. (edit history) January–June[edit]

January
January
11 – Valladolid
Valladolid
is briefly the capital of Habsburg Spain under Philip III, before returning indefinitely to Madrid
Madrid
in 1606. January
January
17 – Treaty of Lyon: France
France
gains Bresse, Bugey
Bugey
and Gex from Savoy, ceding Saluzzo
Saluzzo
in exchange. February 8 – Robert Devereux, 2nd Earl of Essex, longtime favorite of Queen Elizabeth I of England, rebels against the queen; his revolt is quickly crushed. February 25 – Robert Devereux is beheaded. Spring – Possible first performance of William Shakespeare's tragedy Hamlet.[3][4]

July–December[edit]

December 24 (Julian calendar; January
January
3, 1602, according to the Gregorian calendar
Gregorian calendar
used by the Irish and Spanish forces in the battle) – The Battle of Kinsale
Battle of Kinsale
ends the siege of Kinsale, Ireland (begun in autumn 1601).

Date unknown[edit]

Dutch troops attack the Portuguese in Malacca. Jesuit
Jesuit
Matteo Ricci
Matteo Ricci
becomes the first European to enter the Forbidden City in Beijing, China, being invited by the Ming dynasty
Ming dynasty
Emperor. A bad harvest occurs in the Tsardom of Russia, due to a rainy summer, causing the Russian famine of 1601–03
Russian famine of 1601–03
which kills about two million people. Martin Möller is accused of Crypto-Calvinism. The Battle of Seaton is fought.[where?]

1602[edit] This section is transcluded from 1602. (edit history) January–June[edit]

January
January
3 – Battle of Kinsale: The battle happens on Thursday, 3 January, 1602
1602
(according to the Gregorian calendar
Gregorian calendar
used by the Irish and Spanish forces in the battle), although, for the English who are still using the old Julian calendar, the date of the battle is Thursday, 24 December, 1601. February 2
February 2
( Candlemas
Candlemas
night) – First known production of William Shakespeare's comedy Twelfth Night, in London.[5] March 20 – The United East India Company
East India Company
is established by the United Provinces States-General in Amsterdam, with the stated intention of capturing the spice trade from the Portuguese. May 15 – English explorer Bartholomew Gosnold
Bartholomew Gosnold
becomes the first European at Cape Cod. June
June
– James Lancaster's East India Company
East India Company
fleet arrives at Achin (now Aceh), Sumatra
Sumatra
to deal with the local ruler. Having defeated Portugal's ally, the ruler is happy to do business, and Lancaster seizes a large Portuguese galleon and loots it.

July–December[edit]

November 8 – The Bodleian Library
Bodleian Library
at Oxford University
Oxford University
is opened.[3] December 11 – A surprise attack by forces under the command of Charles Emmanuel I, Duke of Savoy, and his brother-in-law, Philip III of Spain, is repelled by the citizens of Geneva
Geneva
(this actually took place after midnight, in the early morning of December
December
12, but commemorations/celebrations on Fête de l'Escalade are usually held on December 11 or the closest weekend).

Ongoing events[edit]

Russian famine of 1601–03 Long Turkish War
Long Turkish War
(1591/1593-1606) Jelali revolts

Date unknown[edit]

The Portuguese are expelled from Bahrain. Ben Jonson
Ben Jonson
writes The Poetaster. William Shakespeare's comedy The Merry Wives of Windsor
The Merry Wives of Windsor
is published. The Safavid Dynasty
Safavid Dynasty
of Persia
Persia
and the Spanish Empire
Spanish Empire
conclude a defensive alliance, and declare war on the Ottoman Empire. A private trading company is established in Copenhagen, with a monopoly on the trade with Iceland. The iconoclast and Confucian scholar Li Zhi commits suicide while in a Chinese prison, during the late Ming Dynasty; he had taught that women were the intellectual equals of men and should be given equal opportunity in education; he was charged with spreading "dangerous ideas". Copies are printed of the geographical map of East Asia created by Matteo Ricci, an Italian Jesuit
Jesuit
stationed in Ming Dynasty
Ming Dynasty
Beijing, China, with Chinese-written labeling and map symbols. The play A Larum for London, or the Siedge of Antwerp is published in London.

Countess Amalie Elisabeth of Hanau-Münzenberg
Countess Amalie Elisabeth of Hanau-Münzenberg
born 29 January

1603[edit] This section is transcluded from 1603. (edit history)

July
July
25: James I is crowned as King of England.

January–June[edit]

February 25 – Dutch–Portuguese War: the Portuguese ship Santa Catarina is seized by Dutch East India Company
East India Company
ships off Singapore. The first permanent Dutch trading post in Indonesia
Indonesia
is established in Banten. March

French explorer Samuel de Champlain
Samuel de Champlain
sails to Canada. The Fulda witch trials
Fulda witch trials
begin.

March
March
24

Queen Elizabeth I of England
Elizabeth I of England
dies at Richmond Palace
Richmond Palace
(having ruled since 1558), and is succeeded by her cousin's (Mary Queen of Scots) son, King James VI of Scotland (where he has ruled since 1567), uniting the crowns of Scotland and England.[6] Tokugawa Ieyasu
Tokugawa Ieyasu
is granted the title of shōgun from Emperor
Emperor
Go-Yozei, and establishes the Tokugawa shogunate
Tokugawa shogunate
in Edo, Japan. The 265-year-long Edo
Edo
period begins.

March
March
31 – The Nine Years War (Ireland)
Nine Years War (Ireland)
is ended by the submission of Hugh O'Neill, Earl of Tyrone, to the English Crown, and the signing of the Treaty of Mellifont. April 28 – The funeral of Elizabeth I of England
Elizabeth I of England
is held in Westminster Abbey.

July–December[edit]

July 17 or July 19 – Sir Walter Raleigh
Walter Raleigh
is arrested for treason.[7] July 25 – James I is crowned as King of England
England
in Westminster Abbey.[6] Ceremonies are limited because of plague. August 17 – The Accademia dei Lincei, the oldest scientific academy in the world, is founded in Rome
Rome
by Federico Cesi. September 20 – Samuel Champlain arrives back in France.[8] October
October
– The Sangley Rebellion takes place, ending in the massacre of 20,000 Sangley
Sangley
Chinese in Manila.[9] November
November
– Rokugō rebellion: More than 1,000 rōnin rebel in support of their exiled lord, Onodera Yoshimichi, in Japan. November
November
17 – Sir Walter Raleigh
Walter Raleigh
goes on trial for treason, in the converted Great Hall of Winchester Castle.[6] He is found guilty, but his life is spared by King James I at this time, and he is returned to imprisonment in the Tower of London. December 22 – Ottoman dynasty: Sultan Mehmed III
Mehmed III
of the Ottoman Empire dies, and is succeeded by his son Ahmed I.

Ongoing events[edit]

Russian famine of 1601–1603.

Date unknown[edit]

A rebellion breaks out in Transylvania. French Huguenot
Huguenot
Pierre de Gua is granted royal permission to settle in North America, founding the colony of Acadia. Yaqob is deposed as Emperor of Ethiopia
Emperor of Ethiopia
for the first time by Za Sellase, who appoints his cousin Za Dengel to replace him. Johann Bayer
Johann Bayer
publishes the star atlas Uranometria, the first to cover the entire celestial sphere.[10] The earliest of eight companies that will eventually merge to form the Kikkoman Corporation, the ubiquitous producers of soy sauce, is founded in Japan.

1604[edit] This section is transcluded from 1604. (edit history) January–June[edit]

January
January
14 – The Hampton Court Conference
Hampton Court Conference
is held between James I of England, the Anglican bishops and representatives of the Puritans. Work begins on the Authorized King James Version
Authorized King James Version
of the Bible[3] and revision of the Book of Common Prayer. June
June
– Ottoman–Safavid War (1603–18): Shāh Abbas I of Persia's Safavid army captures the city of Yerevan
Yerevan
from the Ottoman Empire after a siege. At this time the Shāh begins the expulsion of Armenians
Armenians
from Jolfa to New Julfa
New Julfa
in his capital of Isfahan; more than 25,000 die during the exodus. August 18 England
England
concludes the Treaty of London
London
with Spain, ending the Anglo-Spanish War (1585–1604), an intermittent conflict within the Eighty Years' War.

July–December[edit]

September 1 Sri
Sri
Guru Granth Sahib, the religious text of Sikhism, compiled and edited by Guru Arjan, is installed at Harmandir Sahib
Harmandir Sahib
in Amritsar. September 20 Ostend
Ostend
is captured by Spanish forces under Ambrogio Spinola after a 3-year siege. October
October
4 – Za Dengel, Emperor
Emperor
of Ethiopia, is killed in battle with the forces of Za Sellase, who restores his cousin Yaqob to the throne. October
October
9 – The supernova which becomes known as Kepler's Supernova (SN 1604) is first observed from the northern parts of the Italian Peninsula. From October
October
17, Johannes Kepler
Johannes Kepler
begins a year's observation of it from Prague. There won't be another "naked-eye" supernova to be seen until 1987. As of 2017[update], this is the last supernova to be observed in the Milky Way.[11][12] November
November
1 – First recorded performance of William Shakespeare's tragedy Othello, at the Palace of Whitehall
Palace of Whitehall
in London. December 26
December 26
(St. Stephen's night) – First recorded performance of Shakespeare's tragedy King Lear, before King James I of England
James I of England
in the banqueting hall of Whitehall Palace.[13]

Date unknown[edit]

France
France
begins settling Acadia, first successful French North American colony. Before 1 October, Huntingdon Beaumont completes the Wollaton
Wollaton
Wagonway, built to transport coal from the mines at Strelley
Strelley
to Wollaton
Wollaton
just west of Nottingham, England, the world's oldest wagonway with provenance.[14] The Table Alphabeticall, the first known English dictionary to be organized by alphabetical ordering, is published. First publication of Christopher Marlowe's play The Tragical History of Doctor Faustus, in London. Lancelot de Casteau's L'Ouverture de cuisine published in Liège, including the first printed recipe for choux pastry.

Religion[edit]

According to legend, the vault of Christian Rosenkreuz
Christian Rosenkreuz
is discovered. The Papacy
Papacy
is expected to fall this year by Tobias Hess and Simon Studion according to their correspondence in 1597.

1605[edit] This section is transcluded from 1605. (edit history) January–June[edit]

January
January
16 – The first part of Miguel de Cervantes' satire on the theme of chivalry, Don Quixote
Don Quixote
(El ingenioso hidalgo don Quixote de la Mancha, "The Ingenious Hidalgo Don Quixote
Don Quixote
of La Mancha"), is published in Madrid. One of the first significant novels in the western literary tradition, it becomes a global bestseller almost at once. March
March
11 – A proclamation declares all people of Ireland to be the direct subjects of the British Crown
British Crown
and not of any local lord or chief.[15] April 1 Pope Leo XI
Pope Leo XI
succeeds Pope Clement VIII
Pope Clement VIII
as the 232nd pope as a result of the heated Papal conclave of March
March
1605. April 13 Tsar
Tsar
Boris Godunov
Boris Godunov
dies; Feodor II accedes to the Russian throne. April 16 – In England, John Winthrop, later governor of the future Massachusetts Bay Colony, marries his first wife (of 4), Mary Forth, daughter of John Forth, of Great Stambridge, Essex. May 16 Pope Paul V
Pope Paul V
succeeds Pope Leo XI
Pope Leo XI
as the 233rd pope, making this the last Year of Three Popes until 1978. He is elected as a compromise candidate after the Papal conclave of May
May
1605
1605
leads to physical assault. June
June
1 – Russian troops in Moscow imprison Feodor II and his mother, later executing them. June
June
20 – Pretender Dmitriy and his supporters, including troops of the Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth, march to Moscow.

July–December[edit]

July 4 – A proclamation commands all Roman Catholic seminary priests and Jesuits
Jesuits
to leave Ireland by December
December
10 and directs the laity to attend Church of Ireland
Church of Ireland
services.[15] July 21 – Pretender Dmitriy is officially crowned Tsar
Tsar
Dimitriy Ioannovich of Russia in Moscow by Patriarch Ignatius. September 27 – Swedish armies are decisively defeated by Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth
Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth
cavalry in the Battle of Kircholm. October

First publication of Relation aller Fürnemmen und gedenckwürdigen Historien by Johann Carolus
Johann Carolus
in Strasbourg
Strasbourg
(Holy Roman Empire), generally regarded as the world's first newspaper.[16] De Nieuwe Tijdinghen, a Dutch proto-newspaper, is also published this year. Francis Bacon's Of the Proficience and Advancement of Learning, Divine and Human is published in London.

October
October
27 – Spanish troops of General Spinola occupy Wachtendonk. Mughal Emperor
Emperor
Akbar
Akbar
the Great dies November
November
3 – Jahangir
Jahangir
begins his 22-year reign of the Mughal Empire. November
November
5 – Gunpowder
Gunpowder
Plot: A plot to blow up the English Houses of Parliament
Parliament
is foiled when, following a tip-off, Sir Thomas Knyvet, a justice of the peace, finds Catholic plotter Guy Fawkes
Guy Fawkes
in a cellar below the Parliament
Parliament
building and orders a search of the area. 36 barrels of gunpowder are found and Fawkes is arrested for trying to kill King James I of England
James I of England
and the members who are scheduled to sit together in Parliament
Parliament
the next day.

Date unknown[edit]

Tokugawa Ieyasu
Tokugawa Ieyasu
abdicates as shōgun of Japan, becoming Ogosho (retired shōgun). His son Tokugawa Hidetada
Tokugawa Hidetada
succeeds him to the office. Habitation at Port-Royal
Habitation at Port-Royal
established by France
France
under Pierre Dugua, Sieur de Mons, the first European colonization of Nova Scotia
Nova Scotia
in North America (at this time part of Acadia); the Gregorian calendar
Gregorian calendar
is adopted. Crew of the Olive become the first English visitors to Barbados. Refugee French Huguenot
Huguenot
merchants begin to settle in Dublin
Dublin
and Waterford.[17] The Priory of St. Gregory's is founded at Douai, Flanders, at this time in the Spanish Netherlands, by its first prior, John Roberts, and other exiles, thus becoming the first English Benedictine
Benedictine
house to renew conventual life after the English Reformation. More than two centuries later the community will establish Downside Abbey
Downside Abbey
back in England. The Irish College in Paris
Irish College in Paris
is co-founded by John Lee, an Irish priest, and John de l'Escalopier, President of the Parlement. Central Mexico's Amerindian population reaches one million.

1606[edit] This section is transcluded from 1606. (edit history) January–June[edit]

January
January
29 – Pedro Fernandes de Queirós discovers the Pitcairn Islands. January
January
24 – Gunpowder
Gunpowder
Plot: The trial of Guy Fawkes
Guy Fawkes
and other conspirators, for plotting against Parliament
Parliament
and James I of England, begins. January
January
31 – Guy Fawkes
Guy Fawkes
is executed. February 9 Pedro Fernandes de Queirós discovers Mehetia. February 12 Pedro Fernandes de Queirós discovers Tauere
Tauere
atoll. February 26 – Dutch navigator Willem Janszoon
Willem Janszoon
makes the first confirmed sighting of Australia
Australia
by a European. March
March
– The Duke of York's ship Duyfken, under Captain Willem Janszoon, explores the western coast of Cape York Peninsula.[18] March
March
19 – Ferdinando I de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany, in the Fortezza Vecchia Chapel of Saint Francesco, elevates Livorno
Livorno
to the rank of city. April 10 – Charter of 1606: The First Charter of Virginia is adopted, by which King James I of England
James I of England
grants rights to the Virginia Company
Virginia Company
(comprising the London Company
London Company
and Plymouth Company) to settle parts of the east coast of North America. April 12 – The first version of the Union Flag
Union Flag
is created,[6] to be worn as a national flag by English and Scottish ships. May
May
Pedro Fernandes de Queirós discovers the islands of Vanuatu; believing them to be Australia, he names them La Austrialia del Espiritu Santo.[19] May
May
17 – Supporters of Vasili Shuisky
Vasili Shuisky
invade the Kremlin, and kill Tsar
Tsar
Dimitri II of Russia.

July–December[edit]

August
August
(approx.) – Possible first performance of William Shakespeare's tragedy Macbeth
Macbeth
in London.[13][3] August
August
16 – Battle of Cape Rachado: A Dutch fleet is defeated by the Portuguese. October
October
Luís Vaz de Torres is the first European to sail through the Torres Strait. September 20 - The trial in the gravedigging scandal of Frankenstein begins. November
November
11 – The Peace of Zsitvatorok
Peace of Zsitvatorok
is signed, between the Ottoman and Holy Roman Empires. The independence of Transylvania is recognized by both sides, and Austria's annual tribute to the Ottomans is abolished.

Date unknown[edit]

A storm buries the village of St Ismail near modern-day Kidwelly, Carmarthenshire, Wales. The Jesuit
Jesuit
Joannis Stribingius visits Latvia, and describes Latvian mythology. The Evangelic Lyceum (Evanjelické lýceum), a Lutheran
Lutheran
high school is founded in Bratislava. The cryptographic text Steganographia, written by Johannes Trithemius c.1499, is published in Frankfurt. Gregor Richter succeeds Martin Möller as the chief pastor of Görlitz.

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January
January
13 – The Bank of Genoa fails, after the announcement of national bankruptcy in Spain. January
January
19 – San Agustin Church, Manila, is officially completed; by the 21st century it will be the oldest church in the Philippines. January
January
30 – A massive wave sweeps along the Bristol Channel, possibly a tsunami, killing 2,000 people. February 24 – Première of Claudio Monteverdi's L'Orfeo, the earliest fully developed opera in the modern-day repertoire, at the Ducal Palace of Mantua. March
March
10 – Battle of Gol in Gojjam: Susenyos defeats the combined armies of Yaqob and Abuna Petros II, which makes him Emperor
Emperor
of Ethiopia. April 25 – Battle of Gibraltar: A Dutch fleet destroys a Spanish fleet anchored in the Bay of Gibraltar. April 26 – English colonists make landfall at Cape Henry, Virginia, later moving up the James River. May
May
14 – Jamestown, Virginia, is established as the first permanent English settlement in North America
North America
(the modern-day United States), beginning the American frontier. May 15 – Jamestown: Christopher Newport, George Percy, Gabriel Archer, and others travel 6 days exploring along the James River
James River
up to the falls and Powhatan's village. May
May
26

Jamestown: The president directs the fort to be strengthened and armed against the many attacks of the natives: "Hereupon the President was contented the Fort should be pallisadoed, the ordinance mounted, his men armed and exercised, for many were the assaults and Ambuscadoes of the Savages ..." [John Smith, Proceedings (Barbour 1964)] 200 armed Indians attack the Jamestown settlement, killing 2 and wounding 10.

May
May
28 – Jamestown: The Fort is pallisadoed: "we laboured, pallozadoing our fort" [Gabriel Archer (Arber)]. June
June
5 – John Hall marries Susanna, daughter of William Shakespeare. June
June
8 – Newton rebellion: The Tresham landowners family kills 40–50 peasants, during protests against the enclosure of common land in Newton, Northamptonshire, England, at the culmination of the Midland Revolt. June
June
10 – Jamestown: Captain John Smith is released from arrest and sworn in as a member of the colony Council. June
June
15 – Jamestown: The triangular fort is completed and armed: "The fifteenth of June
June
we had built and finished our Fort, which was triangle wise, having three Bulwarkes, at every corner, like a halfe Moone, and foure or five pieces of Artillerie mounted in them. We had made our selves sufficiently strong for these Savages. We had also sowne most of our Corne on two Mountaines." [ George Percy
George Percy
(Tyler 1952:19)] June
June
22 – Christopher Newport
Christopher Newport
sails back to England. June
June
27 – Jamestown: The colony bears extreme toil in strengthening the fort [from John Smith, Proceedings (Barbour 1964:210)].

July–December[edit]

August
August
13 – The ship Gift of God of the Plymouth Company arrives at the mouth of the modern-day Kennebec River
Kennebec River
in Maine. English colonists establish Fort St. George, also known as the Popham Colony. The settlement lasts little more than a year, before residents return to England
England
in the first oceangoing ship built in the New World, a 30-ton pinnace called The Virginia. September 5 Hamlet
Hamlet
is performed aboard the East India Company
East India Company
ship Red Dragon, under the command of Capt. William Keeling, anchored off the coast of Sierra Leone, the first known performance of a Shakespeare play outside England
England
in English, and the first by amateurs. September 10 – Jamestown President Edward Maria Wingfield
Edward Maria Wingfield
is deposed, and John Ratcliffe elected. September 14 – Flight of the Earls: Hugh O'Neill, 2nd Earl of Tyrone, and Rudhraighe Ó Domhnail, 1st Earl of Tyrconnell, flee Ireland for Spain with 90 followers, to avoid capture by the English crown, never to return. December
December
(early) – Captain John Smith of the Jamestown Colony
Colony
is captured by Opchancanough, and then sent to Chief Powhatan
Powhatan
for execution; Pocahontas
Pocahontas
rescues him.

Date unknown[edit]

Spain is effectively bankrupt. The rule of Andorra
Andorra
passes jointly to the king of France, and the Bishop
Bishop
of Urgell. In the Midland Revolt against Enclosures in England, the term Levellers
Levellers
is first used. Missionary Juan Fonte establishes the first Jesuit
Jesuit
mission among the Tarahumara, in the Sierra Madre Mountains of Northwest Mexico.

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July
July
3: Samuel de Champlain
Samuel de Champlain
founds Quebec City.

January–June[edit]

January

At Jamestown, Virginia, Christopher Newport
Christopher Newport
returns in a ship with the First Supply and about 100 new settlers; he finds only 38 survivors. Powhatan
Powhatan
releases Captain John Smith.

January
January
7 – Fire destroys "all the houses in the fort" at Jamestown; the fort is repaired in March. January
January
8 – Ensign Thomas Savage arrives in Jamestown, with the First Supply under Christopher Newport. January
January
17 – Emperor
Emperor
Susenyos I
Susenyos I
of Ethiopia
Ethiopia
defeats an Oromo army at Ebenat; 12,000 Oromo are reportedly killed at a cost of 400 Amhara. March
March
18 – Susenyos is formally crowned Emperor
Emperor
of Ethiopia, at the ancient city of Axum. April 10 – Jamestown, Virginia: Christopher Newport
Christopher Newport
again sails for England. April 19 – The Burning of Derry
Burning of Derry
launches O'Doherty's Rebellion, in the Kingdom of Ireland. May
May
14 – The Protestant Union
Protestant Union
is founded in Auhausen.

July–December[edit]

July 3 Quebec City
Quebec City
is founded by Samuel de Champlain. July
July
– The English ship Mary and Margaret, captained by Christopher Newport, leaves England, bound for Jamestown, Virginia.[20] August
August
24 – The first official English representative to India, Captain William Hawkins, lands at Surat. September 10 – John Smith is elected council president of Jamestown, and begins expanding the fort. September 21 – The University of Oviedo, Spain is founded. October
October
1 – At Jamestown, a second supply ship, the Mary and Margaret, arrives with Christopher Newport, including 70 settlers, bringing the population back up to 120; the passengers include 8 glassmen. October
October
2 – Dutch lens maker Hans Lippershey
Hans Lippershey
demonstrates the first telescope in the Dutch Parliament. December
December
– Jamestown: Christopher Newport
Christopher Newport
returns to England carrying cargo with "tryals of Pitch, Tarre, Glasse, Frankincense, Sope Ashes ..."

Date unknown[edit]

The first cheques are used in the Netherlands. Old Bushmills Distillery
Old Bushmills Distillery
is founded in Bushmills, County Antrim, Ireland. The Uniform Land-Tax Law is imposed in Korea. Five royal schools in Ulster
Ulster
are given Royal Charter, by King James I.

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January
January
– The Basque witch trials
Basque witch trials
begin. January
January
15 – One of the world's first newspapers, Avisa Relation oder Zeitung, begins publication in Wolfenbüttel
Wolfenbüttel
(Holy Roman Empire). January
January
31 – The Bank of Amsterdam
Amsterdam
is established. February 4 – The last day of Keichō
Keichō
慶長 13 (according to the Japanese lunar calendar). March
March
Hugo Grotius
Hugo Grotius
publishes Mare Liberum, his legal text on freedom of the seas, in Leiden. April 4

King Philip III of Spain
Philip III of Spain
signs an edict to expel of all Moriscos from his country (see September 11). English explorer Henry Hudson, in the service of the Dutch East India Company, sets out from Amsterdam
Amsterdam
in the Halve Maen.[21]

April 5 Invasion of Ryukyu
Invasion of Ryukyu
in Japan: Soldiers of the Shimazu clan capture the castle on Ryukyu Island, beginning to make the Ryukyu Kingdom a vassal of Satsuma Han. April 9 – By the Treaty of Antwerp the Netherlands and Spain agree to the Twelve Years' Truce
Twelve Years' Truce
(1609–1621) in the Eighty Years' War, allowing the Dutch East India Company
East India Company
to trade within the Spanish Empire. May
May
20 – London
London
publisher Thomas Thorpe
Thomas Thorpe
issues Shake-speares Sonnets, with a dedication to "Mr. W.H.", and the poem A Lover's Complaint appended; it is uncertain whether this publication has Shakespeare's authority. May
May
23 – The Second Virginia Charter
Second Virginia Charter
is officially ratified; it is intended to replace the council with a governor, who has absolute control in the colony.

July–December[edit]

July
July
Samuel de Champlain
Samuel de Champlain
claims the Lake Champlain
Lake Champlain
area of Vermont, for the Kingdom of France. July
July
6 – Bohemia
Bohemia
is granted freedom of religion (Letter of Majesty). July
July
10 – The German Catholic League is formed to counteract the Protestant Union. July
July
23 – A hurricane at sea separates the 9 London
London
Company's ships (600 more settlers) en route to relieve the Jamestown settlement; one ship sinks, and the Sea Venture
Sea Venture
is driven ashore at Bermuda
Bermuda
on July 25, thus effectively first settling the colony. July
July
30 – At what is now Crown Point, New York, Samuel de Champlain participates in a battle between the Huron and Iroquois, shooting and killing two Iroquois
Iroquois
chiefs; this helps set the tone for French– Iroquois
Iroquois
relations for the next 100 years. August
August
25 – Galileo Galilei
Galileo Galilei
demonstrates his first telescope to Venetian officials. August
August
28 – Henry Hudson
Henry Hudson
is the first European to see Delaware Bay.[21][1] August
August
– Seven ships arrive at the colony of Jamestown, Virginia, with 200–300 men, women, and children, reporting the Sea Venture wrecked near Bermuda. September 2 Henry Hudson
Henry Hudson
enters New York Bay, aboard the Halve Maen. September 10 – Jamestown: Capt. George Percy
George Percy
replaces Captain John Smith as president of the Council, and Smith returns to England. September 11 – Valencia expels all the Moriscos (see April 4). September 11–12 – Henry Hudson
Henry Hudson
in the Halve Maen
Halve Maen
sails into Upper New York Bay,[22] and begins a journey up the Hudson River.[23] October
October
12 – A version of the rhyme "Three Blind Mice" is published in London.[24] The editor, and possible author of the verse, is the teenage Thomas Ravenscroft.[25]

Date unknown[edit]

The Dutch East India Company
East India Company
imports tea to Europe. The Dutch East India Company
East India Company
establishes a trading post in Hirado, Japan. Warsaw
Warsaw
becomes the capital of Poland. The municipality of Buenavista in Marinduque, Philippines
Philippines
is founded. The Statutes of Iona are passed, marking the end of the bloody feuds between the clans in the Scottish Highlands. The Douay–Rheims Bible
Bible
Old Testament
Old Testament
translation from the Vulgate into English vol. 1 is published in Reims. English-born Sister Mary Ward founds the Sisters of Loreto
Sisters of Loreto
at Saint-Omer, at this time in the Spanish Netherlands. Johannes Kepler
Johannes Kepler
publishes his first two laws of planetary motion in Astronomia nova. Cornelis Drebbel
Cornelis Drebbel
invents the thermostat.

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