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

Events in year of 1606

  • 04-12England adopts Union Jack as its flag
  • 05-162,000 foreigners murdered in Russia
  • 06-25Alkmaarse clergy asks "Great Dertelheyt"
  • 06-25St. Jansday is forbidden
  • 11-11Turkey and Austria sign Treaty of Zsitva-Torok
  • 12-20Virginia Company settlers leave London to establish Jamestown, Virginia

People born in year of 1606

  • 03-03Edmund Waller: England, United Kingdom -- Poet (Penshust)
  • 05-06Lorenzo Lippi [Perlone Zipoli]: Poet / painter
  • 06-06Pierre Corneille: France -- Dramatist (El Cid, Horace)
  • 10-14Johan Maetsuyker: Dutch Governor-General of Ceylon (1653-78)
  • 11-20Abraham de Wicquefort: Dutch diplomat / historian
  • 11-22Pieter II de Jode: Flemish engraver / publisher
  • 12-20Christoph Schultze: Composer

People died in year of 1606

  • 01-28Carolus Gallus [Karel de Haan]: Dutch lawyer / pastor / vicar, dies at 85
  • 01-31Guy Fawkes: Convicted in the "Gunpowder Plot", executed at 35
  • 03-23Justus Lipsius [Joost Lips]: Dutch classic philologist, dies at 58
  • 05-17Forges Dimitri #1: Czar of Russia (1605-06), murdered
  • 10-08Jan [the Aged]: Count of Nassau / fathered 24
  • 11-12Matthaus Ludecus: Composer, dies at 79