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Historical Events In 1608

Tuesday, 07 April 2020

Jan 07   On this day in history fire destroys Jamestown, Virginia  

Jan 28   On this day in history giovanni Alfonso Borelli, Naples, mathematician/astronomer  

Feb 06   In the year 1608 antonio Vieira, Portuguese Jesuit preacher  

Feb 26   In the year 1608 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   Jean BG duke of Orleans, brother of French King Louis XIII/general in the year 1608.  

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

May 19   On this day in history matthias von Habsburgs army reaches Lieben, at Prague  

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

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 in the year 1608.  

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

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

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   On this day in history joachim III Frederik, ruler (Brandenburg), dies at 61  

Jul 20   In the year 1608 reynier van Oldenbarnevelt marries Anna Weytzen in Delft  

Jul 30   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 in the year 1608.  

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

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

Aug 27   Hendrik van Kinschot, [Henricus Kinschotus], lawyer, dies at 66 on this day in history.  

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 in the year 1608.  

Sep 29   Captain Newport arrives from England with supplies for colonists on this day in history.  

Oct 02   In the year 1608 hans Lippershey offers Dutch gov't a new invention, the telescope  

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   In the year 1608 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   Gaspar Schott, German mathematician (d. 1666) was born on this day in history.  

Feb 06   In the year 1608 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   In the year 1608 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 in the year 1608.  

Jul 14   George Goring, Lord Goring, English royalist soldier (d. 1657) was born in the year 1608.  

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 on this day in history.  

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

May 14   In the year 1608 death of charles III, Duke of Lorraine (b. 1543)  

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

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

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