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

Events in year of 1604

  • 01-21Tsar Ivan IV defeats False Dmitri, who claims to be the true tsar
  • 05-12Spanish garrison of Aardenburg surrenders to Mauritius
  • 08-20Spanish garrison of Sluis surrenders to count Maurice
  • 09-20Spanish army under Spinola recaptures Oostende

People born in year of 1604

  • 01-04Jacob Balde: German Jesuit / barok conductor (Jephthe)
  • 03-19Johan IV: Composer / King of Portugal (1640-56)
  • 06-17Johan Maurits: Count of Nassau-Siegen (Maurits House)
  • 07-08Heinrich Albert: Germany -- Composer (Arien oder Melodien)
  • 08-05John Eliot [Apostle to Indians]: Bible translator
  • 11-03Osman II: Sultan of Turkey (1618-22)
  • 11-15Davis Mell: Composer
  • 12-07Ambrosius Reiner: Composer

People died in year of 1604

  • 01-17Santino Garsi: Composer, dies at 61
  • 02-29John Whitgift: Archbishop of Canterbury (1583-1604), dies at about 74
  • 04-04Thomas Churchyard: Poet / pamphleteer
  • 08-31Giovanale Ancina: Composer, dies at 58
  • 09-12Louis Gunther: Earl of Nassau, dies in battle at about 29
  • 09-17Lucas Osiander: Composer, dies at 69
  • 10-08Janus Dousa [Johan van de Does]: Literature / politician, dies at 58
  • 10-25Claude de la Tremoille: French Duke of Thouars / huguenot