Events in year of 1609

  • 01-31Wisselbank of Amsterdam established
  • 03-12Bermuda becomes an English colony
  • 03-25Henry Hudson embarks on an exploration for Dutch East India Company
  • 04-09Spain and Netherlands sign 12 Year Resistant Pact
  • 06-17Netherlands, England and France sign 12 year Covenant
  • 07-06Majesteitsbrief: Emperor Rudolf II grants Bohemia freedom of religion
  • 07-09Emperor Rudolf II grants Bohemian protestants freedom of religion
  • 07-10Catholic German monarchy forms Catholic League
  • 07-20Emperor Rudolf II grants Silezische protestants freedom of religion
  • 07-28Admiral George Somers settles in Bermuda
  • 08-25Galileo demonstrates his 1st telescope to Venetian lawmakers
  • 08-28Henry Hudson, discovers and explores Delaware Bay
  • 09-01Pieter Both sworn in as 1st Governor-General of East Indies

People born in year of 1609

  • 02-10John Suckling: English Cavalier poet / dramatist / courtier
  • 02-18Edward Hyde: Earl of Clarendon, English Prime Minister (1660-67)
  • 03-16Michael Franck: Composer
  • 03-18Frederick III: King of Denmark and Norway (1648-70); absolutist
  • 03-21Jan II Kazimierz: Cardinal / King of Poland (1648-68)
  • 03-22John II Casimir Vasa: Cardinal / King of Poland (1648-68)
  • 05-16Ferdinand: Austria -- Cardinal of Spain / Governor of the Netherlands
  • 07-27Heinrich Pape: Composer
  • 07-28Judith J Leyster: Dutch house painter, baptised
  • 08-29Sassoferrato [Giovanni B Salvi]: Italian painter (Madonna)
  • 08-30Artus I Quellinus "the Old": Flemish sculptor, baptised
  • 10-05Paul Fleming: Writer

People died in year of 1609

  • 01-21Joseph Justus Scaliger: French inventor of "Julian Period", dies at 68
  • 02-07Ferdinand I: Cardinal / ruler of Toscane
  • 02-28Paul Sartorius: Composer, dies at 39
  • 05-26Cornelis Claesz: Mapmaker, buried
  • 07-15Annibale Carracci: Painter
  • 07-20Federico Zuccari: Italian Mannerist painter, dies at about 69
  • 08-07Eustache du Caurroy: Composer, dies at 60
  • 10-19Jacobus Arminius [Jacob Hermans]: Theologist, dies at about 49

Events in year of 1610

  • 01-01German astronomer Simon Marius 1st discovers the Jupiter moons, but does not officially report it, Galileo does on July 1 1610
  • 01-07Galileo discovers 1st 3 Jupiter satellites, Io, Europa and Ganymede
  • 01-13Galileo Galilei discovers Callisto, 4th satellite of Jupiter
  • 02-14Polish King Sigismund III, Forges Dimitri #2 and Romanov family sign covenant against Czar Vasili Shushki
  • 02-28Thomas West, Baron de La Mar, is appointed Governor of Virginia
  • 03-21King James I addresses English House of Commons
  • 05-15Parliament of Paris appoints Louis XIII (8) as French King
  • 06-101st Dutch settlers arrive (from New Jersey), to colonize Manhattan Island
  • 08-02Henry Hudson enters bay later named after him, the Hudson Bay
  • 08-27Polish King Wladyslaw crowned King of Russia
  • 10-28Thomas West baron De La Mar appointed as 1st gov of Virginia colony

People born in year of 1610

  • 02-13Jean de la Badie: French divine, founder of Lagardists
  • 03-01Johann B Schup [Schuppius]: German poet / historian
  • 03-19Hasegawa Tohaku: Japanese painter
  • 04-22Alexander VIII [Pietro Ottoboni]: Italy -- Lawyer / Pope (1689-91)
  • 05-24Giovanni Battista Chinelli: Composer
  • 06-03Jacob Neefs: Flemish engraver / publisher, baptised
  • 07-04Cornelis Evertsen [the Elder]: Dutch / Swiss Vice-Admiral
  • 07-04Paul Scarron: French playwright (Virgile Travesti)
  • 07-14Ferdinand II: Monarch of Toscane
  • 12-15David Teniers II: Flemish courtpainter (Theatrum Pictorium)
  • 12-18Charles Du Fresne Du Cange: French Scholar / philologist

People died in year of 1610

  • 04-15Johan van Duivenoorde: Mister of Warmond, dies at about 62
  • 04-18Robert Parsons: English Jesuit leader / plotter, dies at 63
  • 05-11Matteo Ricci: Italian Missionary (China)
  • 05-14Henry IV: 1st Bourbon-king of France (1572, 89-1610), murdered at 56
  • 11-02Richard Bancroft: Archbishop of Canterbury (1604-10), dies at 66
  • 11-21Benedict van Canfield [William Fish]: English missionary
  • 12-11Adam Elsheimer: German Painter / cartoonist / etcher, buried at 32
  • 12-11Forges Dimitri 2: Czar of Russia, murdered