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.