Events in year of 1600

  • 02-04Tycho Brahe and Johannes Kepler meet for 1st time near Prague
  • 02-08Vatican convicts Scholar Giordano Bruno to death
  • 07-02Battle at Newport: Earl Mauritius van Nassau beats Spanish Army
  • 08-06Henry IV of France invades Savoy after negotiations break down over Saluzzo, controlled by Savoy since 1588
  • 10-08San Marino adopts constitution
  • 10-16Olivier van Noorts ships reach Philippines
  • 12-31British East India Company chartered

People born in year of 1600

  • 01-17Calderon: Writer
  • 01-28Clement IX [Giulio Rospigliosi]: Pistoia, Italy -- 238th Pope (1667-69)
  • 07-20Simon Ives: Composer
  • 08-11Paul Hallman: Composer
  • 09-03Dirck Graswinckel: Dutch States-General court clerk
  • 09-05Loreto Vittori: Composer
  • 09-27John Galle: Flemish engraver / printer, baptised
  • 11-19Charles I: King of England (1625-49); executed by Parliament
  • 11-19Lieuwe van Aitzema: Dutch historian (Matters of State & War)

People died in year of 1600

  • 02-15Jose the Acosta: Spanish Missionary (Peru)
  • 02-17Giordano Bruno: Advocate of Copernican theory, burned at stake
  • 08-02Arent van Dorp: Dutch Governor of East-Zealand, dies at about 70
  • 08-15Johann Baptista Serranus: Composer, dies at 60
  • 09-10John Bruhesius [Bruhesen]: Bishop of Groningen
  • 11-12Andreas of Austrian: Land Guardian of the Netherlands (1598-1600), dies at 42

Events in year of 1601

  • 01-07Robert, Earl of Essex leads revolt in London against Queen Elizabeth
  • 01-14Church authorities burn hebrew books in Rome
  • 01-17France gains Bresse, Bugey, Valromey and Gex in treaty with Spain
  • 02-08Earl Robert Devereux of Essex armies draws into London
  • 02-13John Lancaster leads 1st East India Company voyage from London
  • 06-07Louis Gunther of Nassau weds countess Anna Margaretha of Manderscheid
  • 07-30Spanish garrison of Rhine birch surrenders to Earl Mauritius
  • 08-06Spanish garrison of Meurs surrender to Earl Mauritius
  • 08-27Olivier van Noort completes 1st Dutch exploration of new world
  • 11-24Earl Mauritius ceases siege of De Bosch due to strict monarchy

People born in year of 1601

  • 01-31Pieter de Bloot: Dutch landscape painter
  • 03-19Alonzo Cano: Spanish painter / sculptor (Cathedral Granada)
  • 05-02Athanasius Kircher: German Jesuit / inventor (magic lantern)
  • 09-22Anna van Oostenrijk: Queen of France / Daughter of Philip III
  • 09-27Louis XIII: King of France (1610-43)
  • 12-25Jose Ximenez: Composer

People died in year of 1601

  • 08-19Michael the Brave: Ruler of Turkey