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Historical Events In 1608

Thursday, 09 December 2021

Jan 07   On this day in history 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 in the year 1608.  

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   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 on this day in history.  

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

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

Jun 01   Valse Dimitri forms his 2nd Russian anti-govt on this day in history.  

Jun 04   In the year 1608 francesco Caracciolo, Italian religious founder/saint, dies at 44  

Jun 19   On this day in history 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 in the year 1608.  

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   In the year 1608 reynier van Oldenbarnevelt marries Anna Weytzen in Delft  

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   In the year 1608 john Smith's story of Jamestown's 1st days submitted for publication  

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

Aug 27   In the year 1608 hendrik van Kinschot, [Henricus Kinschotus], lawyer, dies at 66  

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

Sep 03   On this day in history pieter Stockmans, Flemish chairman of military  

Sep 10   John Smith elected president of Jamestown colony council, Va on this day in history.  

Sep 29   Captain Newport arrives from England with supplies for colonists in the year 1608.  

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   On this day in history the first telescope is demonstrated by Hans Lippershey of Middelburg.  

Oct 19   Martinus A del Rio, Spanish lawyer historian/theologist, dies in the year 1608.  

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

Nov 07   On this day in history 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 on this day in history.  

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

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

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

Jun 19   In the year 1608 birth of thomas Fuller, England, literary (History of the Holy War)  

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

Jul 14   In the year 1608 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   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 in the year 1608.  

Mar 12   On this day in history death of koriki Kiyonaga, Japanese warlord (b. 1530)  

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

May 14   On this day in history death of charles III, Duke of Lorraine (b. 1543)  

Jun 04   In the year 1608 francesco Caracciolo, Italian religious founder/saint, dies at 44  

Jun 19   Alberico Gentili, Italian jurist (b. 1551) died in the year 1608.  

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