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Historical Events In 1608

Sunday, 17 February 2019

Jan 07   In the year 1608 fire destroys Jamestown, Virginia  

Jan 28   Giovanni Alfonso Borelli, Naples, mathematician/astronomer in the year 1608.  

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

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

Mar 18   Susenyos is formally crowned Emperor of Ethiopia on this day in history.  

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

Apr 25   Jean BG duke of Orleans, brother of French King Louis XIII/general in the year 1608.  

May 14   The Protestant Union is founded in Auhausen on this day in history.  

May 19   Matthias von Habsburgs army reaches Lieben, at Prague in the year 1608.  

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

May 28   In the year 1608 claudio Monteverdi's "Arianna," premieres in Mantua  

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   In the year 1608 thomas Fuller, England, literary (History of the Holy War)  

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

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

Jul 03   Samuel de Champlain founded city of Quebec in the year 1608.  

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 in the year 1608.  

Jul 20   Reynier van Oldenbarnevelt marries Anna Weytzen in Delft on this day in history.  

Jul 30   In the year 1608 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   1st English convoy lands at Surat India in the year 1608.  

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

Sep 01   Giacomo Torelli, composer in the year 1608.  

Sep 03   In the year 1608 pieter Stockmans, Flemish chairman of military  

Sep 10   John Smith elected president of Jamestown colony council, Va in the year 1608.  

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

Oct 02   Hans Lippershey offers Dutch gov't a new invention, the telescope in the year 1608.  

Oct 02   Prototype of modern reflecting telescope completed by Jan Lippershey in the year 1608.  

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 in the year 1608.  

Oct 26   On this day in history juan Pantoja de la Cruz, Spanish royal painter, dies  

Nov 07   In the year 1608 adolf, earl of Nassau-Siegen/cavalry commander, dies in battle  

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Famous Birthdays In 1608

Famous People Born In This Year In History

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

Feb 05   Gaspar Schott, German mathematician (d. 1666) was born in the year 1608.  

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

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

May 15   René Goupil, French Catholic missionary (Canadian Martyrs) (d. 1642) was born on this day in history.  

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

Jul 13   Ferdinand III, King of Hungary/Bohemia/German Emperor (1637-57) was born in the year 1608.  

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   Frederick I, Duke of Württemberg (b. 1557) died in the year 1608.  

Feb 13   Konstanty Wasyl Ostrogski, Lithuanian prince (b. 1526) died in the year 1608.  

Feb 26   In the year 1608 death of john Still, English bishop  

Mar 12   Koriki Kiyonaga, Japanese warlord (b. 1530) died in the year 1608.  

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

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

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