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Historical Events In 1608

Wednesday, 12 August 2020

Jan 07   Fire destroys Jamestown, Virginia in the year 1608.  

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

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

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

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

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

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

May 28   Claudio Monteverdi's "Arianna" premieres in Mantua in the year 1608.  

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

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

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) in the year 1608.  

Jul 03   In the year 1608 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   In the year 1608 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   In the year 1608 john Smith's story of Jamestown's 1st days submitted for publication  

Aug 24   In the year 1608 1st English convoy lands at Surat India  

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

Sep 01   In the year 1608 giacomo Torelli, composer  

Sep 03   Pieter Stockmans, Flemish chairman of military in the year 1608.  

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

Sep 29   In the year 1608 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   In the year 1608 the first telescope is demonstrated by Hans Lippershey of Middelburg.  

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 in the year 1608.  

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

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

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

Feb 13   On this day in history death of konstanty Wasyl Ostrogski, Lithuanian prince (b. 1526)  

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

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 in the year 1608.  

Jun 19   Alberico Gentili, Italian jurist (b. 1551) died on this day in history.  

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