Historical Events In 1609
Thursday, 22 October 2020
Jan 21 Joseph Justus Scaliger, French inventor of "Julian Period", dies at 68 in the year 1609.
Jan 31 Wisselbank of Amsterdam established in the year 1609.
Feb 07 Ferdinand I, cardinal/ruler of Toscane, dies on this day in history.
Feb 10 John Suckling, English Cavalier poet/dramatist/courtier on this day in history.
Feb 18 Edward Hyde, Earl of Clarendon, English PM (1660-67) in the year 1609.
Feb 28 In the year 1609 paul Sartorius, composer, dies at 39
Mar 12 On this day in history bermuda becomes an English colony
Mar 16 Michael Franck, composer in the year 1609.
Mar 18 In the year 1609 frederick III, King of Denmark & Norway (1648-70); absolutist
Mar 21 Jan II Kazimierz, cardinal/King of Poland (1648-68) on this day in history.
Mar 22 On this day in history john II Casimir Vasa, cardinal/king of Poland (1648-68)
Mar 25 In the year 1609 henry Hudson embarks on an exploration for Dutch East India Co
Apr 05 In the year 1609 daimyo (Lord) of the Satsuma Domain in southern Kyūshū, Japan, completes his successful invasion of the Ryūkyū Kingdom in Okinawa.
Apr 06 Henry Hudson sails 'Half Moon' up Hudson River to site of Albany; searching for North West Passage for Dutch East India Company on this day in history.
Apr 09 Spain & Netherlands sign 12 Year Resistant Pact in the year 1609.
May 16 Ferdinand, Austria, cardinal of Spain/governor of Netherlands on this day in history.
May 20 On this day in history shakespeare's Sonnets are first published in London, perhaps illicitly, by the publisher Thomas Thorpe.
May 23 In the year 1609 official ratification of the Second Charter of Virginia takes place.
May 26 On this day in history cornelis Claesz, mapmaker, buried
Jun 17 Netherlands, England & France sign 12 year Covenant in the year 1609.
Jun 28 In the year 1609 samuel de Champlain c1570-1635 sets out to explore Iroquois country, with 11 French and 60 Indians.
Jul 06 Majesteitsbrief: Emperor Rudolf II grants Bohemia freedom of religion in the year 1609.
Jul 09 Emperor Rudolf II grants Bohemian protestants freedom of religion in the year 1609.
Jul 10 On this day in history catholic German monarchy forms Catholic League
Jul 15 In the year 1609 annibale Carracci, painter, dies
Jul 20 In the year 1609 emperor Rudolf II grants Silezische protestants freedom of religion
Jul 20 Federico Zuccari, Italian Mannerist painter, dies at about 69 on this day in history.
Jul 27 Heinrich Pape, composer on this day in history.
Jul 28 In the year 1609 admiral George Somers settles in Bermuda
Jul 28 Judith J Leyster, Dutch house painter, baptised in the year 1609.
Aug 07 In the year 1609 eustache du Caurroy, composer, dies at 60
Aug 08 In the year 1609 venetian senate examines Galileo Galilei's telescope
Aug 25 Galileo demonstrates his 1st telescope to Venetian lawmakers on this day in history.
Aug 25 Galileo demonstrates his first telescope to Venetian lawmakers in the year 1609.