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

Events in year of 1608

  • 01-07Fire destroys Jamestown, Virginia
  • 05-19Matthias von Habsburgs army reaches Lieben, at Prague
  • 06-01Valse Dimitri forms his 2nd Russian anti-Government
  • 07-03Samuel de Champlain founded city of Quebec
  • 07-20Reynier van Oldenbarnevelt marries Anna Weytzen in Delft
  • 08-241st English convoy lands at Surat India
  • 09-10John Smith elected President of Jamestown colony council, Virginia
  • 09-29Captain Newport arrives from England with supplies for colonists
  • 10-02Prototype of modern reflecting telescope completed by Jan Lippershey

People born in year of 1608

  • 01-28Giovanni Alfonso Borelli: Naples, Italy -- Mathematician / astronomer
  • 02-06Antonio Vieira: Portuguese Jesuit preacher
  • 06-19Thomas Fuller: England, United Kingdom -- Literary (History of the Holy War)
  • 07-13Ferdinand III: King of Hungary / Bohemia / German Emperor (1637-57)
  • 09-01Giacomo Torelli: Composer
  • 09-03Pieter Stockmans: Flemish Chairman of military
  • 12-06George Monck / Monk: English General / gov of Scotland
  • 12-09John Milton: London, England -- Poet / puritan (Paradise Lost)

People died in year of 1608

  • 04-19Earl of Dorset: Poet / statesman
  • 06-04Francesco Caracciolo: Italian religious founder / saint, dies at 44
  • 07-18Joachim III Frederik: Ruler (Brandenburg), dies at 61
  • 08-27Hendrik van Kinschot [Henricus Kinschotus]: Lawyer, dies at 66
  • 10-19Martinus A del Rio: Spanish lawyer Historian / theologist
  • 10-26Juan Pantoja de la Cruz: Spanish royal painter