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

Events in year of 1607

  • 04-25Battle at Gibraltar: Dutch fleet beats Spanish / Portuguese fleet
  • 04-261st British to establish an American colony land at Cape Henry, Virginia
  • 05-13English colonists (John Smith) lands near James River in Virginia
  • 05-141st permanent English settlement in New World, Jamestown, Virginia
  • 06-211st Protestant Episcopal parish in America established, Jamestown
  • 06-25Mentally ill Emperor Rudolf II signs Treaty of Lieben, giving up Austria, Hungary and Moravia
  • 06-30Annales Ecclesiastici (Scientific History of Catholicism) published
  • 07-07"God Save the King" is 1st sung

People born in year of 1607

  • 01-31James Stanley: 7th Earl of Derby
  • 02-09Abraham Megerle: Composer
  • 03-01Giovanni Francesco Milanta: Composer
  • 03-08Johann Rist: Composer
  • 03-24Michiel A de Ruyter: Dutch Rear Admiral (St Vincent, Dune)
  • 08-05Philipp Friedrich Boddecker: Composer
  • 10-04Francisco de Rojas Zorrilla: Span playwright (Del Rey Abajo Ninguno)
  • 10-24John Lievensz: Painter / etcher / wood carver
  • 11-06Sigmund Theophil Staden: Composer
  • 11-19Erasmus Quellinus II [Quellien]: Flemish painter / etcher
  • 11-26John Harvard: England, United Kingdom -- Clergyman / scholar, founded Harvard University
  • 11-28Pietro Sforza: Italian theologist - Istoria del Concilio di Trento

People died in year of 1607

  • 02-23Herman Herbertsz: Vicar, dies at about 60
  • 04-15Cornelius Kilianus: Flemish translator / poet, dies at about 78
  • 04-25Don Juan Alvarez: Spanish Admiral (Gibraltar), dies in battle
  • 04-25Jacob van Heemskerck: Dutch Admiral (Nova Zambia), dies in battle
  • 07-20Paulus Merula: Dutch lawyer / Historian (Historia Belgica), dies at 48
  • 09-22Alessandro Agnolo Allori: Italian Painter / carpet designer, dies at 72
  • 10-26Philipp Nicolai: German Lutherian Theologist / Poet / composer, dies at 52