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Historical Events Happened In 1608

Friday, 29 August 2014

Jan 07   Fire destroys Jamestown, Virginia on this day in history.  

Jan 28   Giovanni Alfonso Borelli, Naples, mathematician/astronomer on this day in history.  

Feb 06   Antonio Vieira, Portuguese Jesuit preacher on this day in history.  

Feb 26   On this day in history john Still, English bishop  

Mar 18   On this day in history susenyos is formally crowned Emperor of Ethiopia.  

Apr 19   Earl of Dorset, poet/statesman, dies on this day in history.  

Apr 25   On this day in history jean BG duke of Orleans, brother of French King Louis XIII/general  

May 14   On this day in history the Protestant Union is founded in Auhausen.  

May 19   Matthias von Habsburgs army reaches Lieben, at Prague on this day in history.  

May 28   Claudio Monteverdi's "Arianna" premieres in Mantua on this day in history.  

May 28   On this day in history claudio Monteverdi's "Arianna," premieres in Mantua  

Jun 01   On this day in history valse Dimitri forms his 2nd Russian anti-govt  

Jun 04   Francesco Caracciolo, Italian religious founder/saint, dies at 44 on this day in history.  

Jun 19   Thomas Fuller, England, literary (History of the Holy War) on this day in history.  

Jul 03   City of Québec founded by Samuel de Champlain on this day in history.  

Jul 03   Quebec, Canada founded by Samuel Champlain on this day in history.  

Jul 03   On this day in history samuel de Champlain founded city of Quebec  

Jul 13   On this day in history ferdinand III, King of Hungary/Bohemia/German Emperor (1637-57)  

Jul 18   Joachim III Frederik, ruler (Brandenburg), dies at 61 on this day in history.  

Jul 20   On this day in history reynier van Oldenbarnevelt marries Anna Weytzen in Delft  

Jul 30   On this day in history at Ticonderoga (now Crown Point, New York), Samuel de Champlain shoots and kills two Iroquois chiefs. This was to set the tone for French-Iroquois relations for the next one hundred years.  

Aug 13   John Smith's story of Jamestown's 1st days submitted for publication on this day in history.  

Aug 24   On this day in history 1st English convoy lands at Surat India  

Aug 27   On this day in history hendrik van Kinschot, [Henricus Kinschotus], lawyer, dies at 66  

Sep 01   Giacomo Torelli, composer on this day in history.  

Sep 03   Pieter Stockmans, Flemish chairman of military on this day in history.  

Sep 10   On this day in history john Smith elected president of Jamestown colony council, Va  

Sep 29   On this day in history captain Newport arrives from England with supplies for colonists  

Oct 02   On this day in history hans Lippershey offers Dutch gov't a new invention, the telescope  

Oct 02   Prototype of modern reflecting telescope completed by Jan Lippershey on this day in history.  

Oct 02   The first telescope is demonstrated by Hans Lippershey of Middelburg on this day in history.  

Oct 19   Martinus A del Rio, Spanish lawyer historian/theologist, dies on this day in history.  

Oct 26   Juan Pantoja de la Cruz, Spanish royal painter, dies on this day in history.  

Nov 07   Adolf, earl of Nassau-Siegen/cavalry commander, dies in battle on this day in history.  

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Famous Birthdays In 1608

Famous People Born In This Year In History

Jan 28   Giovanni Alfonso Borelli, Naples, mathematician/astronomer was born on this day in history.  

Feb 05   On this day in history birth of gaspar Schott, German mathematician (d. 1666)  

Feb 06   On this day in history birth of antonio Vieira, Portuguese Jesuit preacher  

Apr 25   On this day in history birth of jean BG duke of Orleans, brother of French King Louis XIII/general  

May 15   On this day in history birth of rené Goupil, French Catholic missionary (Canadian Martyrs) (d. 1642)  

Jun 19   On this day in history birth of thomas Fuller, England, literary (History of the Holy War)  

Jul 13   Ferdinand III, King of Hungary/Bohemia/German Emperor (1637-57) was born on this day in history.  

Jul 14   George Goring, Lord Goring, English royalist soldier (d. 1657) was born on this day in history.  

Famous Deaths In 1608

Famous People Died In This Year In History

Jan 29   On this day in history death of frederick I, Duke of Württemberg (b. 1557)  

Feb 13   Konstanty Wasyl Ostrogski, Lithuanian prince (b. 1526) died on this day in history.  

Feb 26   John Still, English bishop died on this day in history.  

Mar 12   Koriki Kiyonaga, Japanese warlord (b. 1530) died on this day in history.  

Apr 19   On this day in history earl of Dorset, poet/statesman, dies  

May 14   Charles III, Duke of Lorraine (b. 1543) died on this day in history.  

Jun 04   Francesco Caracciolo, Italian religious founder/saint, dies at 44 on this day in history.  

Jun 19   On this day in history death of alberico Gentili, Italian jurist (b. 1551)