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

Events in year of 1603

  • 03-24Scottish King James VI becomes King James I of England
  • 03-30Battle at Mellifont: English army under Lord Mountjoy beats Irish
  • 04-05New English King James I departs Edinburgh for London
  • 07-17Sir Walter Ralegh arrested
  • 08-221st stones layed in Zuiderkerk Amsterdam
  • 10-20Chinese uprising in Philippines fails after 23,000 killed
  • 12-18Admiral Steven van der Haghens fleet departs to East-Indies

People born in year of 1603

  • 02-01Michael Trumper: Composer
  • 04-03William Smith: Composer
  • 04-26Francesco Nigetti: Composer

People died in year of 1603

  • 01-05Pieter Adriaansz van der Werff: Mayor of Lead, dies at 73
  • 03-24Elizabeth I Tudor [Maiden Queen]: UK Queen (1558-1603), dies at 69
  • 07-04Philippus the Monte: Priest / bandmaster / composer, dies at 82
  • 08-16Silvio Antoniano: Italian Cardinal / Theologist (Tre libri), dies at 62
  • 11-05Irini Fedorovna: Russian Daughter of Boris Godunov
  • 11-16Pierre Charron: French philosopher / theologian
  • 11-18Elisabeth van Nassau: Daughter of Juliana, dies at 61
  • 12-04Maarten de Vos: Flemish painter, dies at about 71
  • 12-13Franciscus Vieta: Mathematician, dies in Paris at 63
  • 12-22Mehmed III: Sultan of Turkey (1595-1603), dies at 37
  • 12-27Thomas Cartwright: English Presbyterian publicist, dies at about 68