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Historical Events In 1608

Sunday, 07 March 2021

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

Jan 28   In the year 1608 giovanni Alfonso Borelli, Naples, mathematician/astronomer  

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   Susenyos is formally crowned Emperor of Ethiopia on this day in history.  

Apr 19   In the year 1608 earl of Dorset, poet/statesman, dies  

Apr 25   In the year 1608 jean BG duke of Orleans, brother of French King Louis XIII/general  

May 14   In the year 1608 the Protestant Union is founded in Auhausen.  

May 19   In the year 1608 matthias von Habsburgs army reaches Lieben, at Prague  

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

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

Jun 01   In the year 1608 valse Dimitri forms his 2nd Russian anti-govt  

Jun 04   On this day in history francesco Caracciolo, Italian religious founder/saint, dies at 44  

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

Jul 03   On this day in history city of Québec founded by Samuel de Champlain  

Jul 03   In the year 1608 quebec, Canada founded by Samuel Champlain  

Jul 03   Samuel de Champlain founded city of Quebec on this day in history.  

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   Reynier van Oldenbarnevelt marries Anna Weytzen in Delft in the year 1608.  

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   On this day in history john Smith's story of Jamestown's 1st days submitted for publication  

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

Aug 27   Hendrik van Kinschot, [Henricus Kinschotus], lawyer, dies at 66 in the year 1608.  

Sep 01   On this day in history giacomo Torelli, composer  

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   Captain Newport arrives from England with supplies for colonists on this day in history.  

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 in the year 1608.  

Oct 19   On this day in history martinus A del Rio, Spanish lawyer historian/theologist, dies  

Oct 26   Juan Pantoja de la Cruz, Spanish royal painter, dies in the year 1608.  

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   On this day in history birth of giovanni Alfonso Borelli, Naples, mathematician/astronomer  

Feb 05   In the year 1608 birth of gaspar Schott, German mathematician (d. 1666)  

Feb 06   Antonio Vieira, Portuguese Jesuit preacher was born in the year 1608.  

Apr 25   Jean BG duke of Orleans, brother of French King Louis XIII/general was born on this day in history.  

May 15   In the year 1608 birth of rené Goupil, French Catholic missionary (Canadian Martyrs) (d. 1642)  

Jun 19   Thomas Fuller, England, literary (History of the Holy War) was born in the year 1608.  

Jul 13   In the year 1608 birth of ferdinand III, King of Hungary/Bohemia/German Emperor (1637-57)  

Jul 14   On this day in history birth of george Goring, Lord Goring, English royalist soldier (d. 1657)  

Famous Deaths In 1608

Famous People Died In This Year In History

Jan 29   Frederick I, Duke of Württemberg (b. 1557) died on this day in history.  

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

Feb 26   John Still, English bishop died in the year 1608.  

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 in the year 1608.  

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

Jun 19   In the year 1608 death of alberico Gentili, Italian jurist (b. 1551)  

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