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

Events in year of 1602

  • 01-02Battle at Kinsale, Ireland: English army beats Spanish
  • 01-02Spanish force in Ireland surrender to the English at Kinsdale
  • 03-20United Dutch East Indian Company (VOC) forms
  • 05-15Cape Cod discovered by English navigator Bartholomew Gosnold
  • 09-19Grave surrenders to Earl Mauritius

People born in year of 1602

  • 01-06Karl Rabenhaupt: German / Dutch Baron of Sucha / army leader
  • 02-09Franciscus van de Enden: Flemish Jesuit / free thinker / tutor of Spinoza
  • 02-14Pier Francesco Cavalli: Italian opera composer
  • 03-07Kano Tanju: Japanese painter (palaces, portraits)
  • 03-29John Lightfoot: English theologist / literary (Horae Hebraicae)
  • 04-02Maria de Jesus de Agreda [Maria Coronel]: Spanish Franciscan
  • 04-11Johann Neukrantz: Composer
  • 04-30William Lilly: England, United Kingdom -- Astrologer / author / almanac compiler
  • 07-14Jules Mazarin: France -- Cardinal, French 1st Minister (1642-61)
  • 08-31Amalia: Countess of Solms-Braunfels, Wife of Gov Frederik Hendrik
  • 11-20Otto von Guericke: Inventor (air pump)

People died in year of 1602

  • 02-03Paul Melissus [Paul Schede]: German Poet / composer, dies at 62
  • 02-25Everard van Reyd: Dutch historian, dies at about 51
  • 10-01Hernando de Cabezon: Composer, dies at 61
  • 10-23Franciscus Junius: French / Netherlands calvinist Theologist / vicar, dies at 57