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

Events in year of 1605

  • 02-25Portuguese garrison on Ambon surrenders to Admiral Van der Haghen
  • 05-16Camillo Borghese elected to succeed Pope Leo XI becomes Paul V
  • 06-10Valse Dimitri crowned Russian tsar for 1st time
  • 10-03Chinese uprising on Philippines, Tondo / Quiapo massacre
  • 11-05Gunpowder Plot; Catholics try to blow up English Parliament. Plot uncovered and leader Guy Fawkes hanged

People born in year of 1605

  • 02-01Isaac Aboab de Fonseca: Portuguese / Neth rabbi / mystic
  • 04-08Louis de Vadder: Flemish painter
  • 04-08Philip IV: King of Spain and Portugal (1621-65)
  • 04-18Giacomo Carissimi: Composer
  • 04-19Orazio Benevoli: Composer
  • 05-24Nikon [Nikita Minin]: Patriarch of Russian-orthodox church
  • 07-29Simon Dach: German poet
  • 09-17Francesco Sacrati: Composer
  • 09-23Daniel von Czepko: German poet
  • 09-28Boulliau: Mathematician
  • 10-16Charles C Dassoucy: French writer / singer
  • 10-19Thomas Browne: British writer (Garden of Cyrus)
  • 12-01Juan de Padilla: Composer

People died in year of 1605

  • 02-19Orazio Tiberio Vecchi: Composer, dies at 54
  • 03-05Clement VIII [Ippolito Aldofireini]: Pope (1592-1605), dies at 69
  • 03-17Pieter Bast [Bastius]: Dutch engraver / cartographer, dies at about 34
  • 04-06John Stow: British historian
  • 05-04Ulisse Aldrovandi: Italian biologist / medical, dies at 82
  • 10-15Abul-Fath Djalal-ud-Din: Mogol keizer of India (1556-1605), dies at 63