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

Events in year of 1611

  • 03-04George Abbot appointed Archbishop of Canterbury
  • 04-14Word "telescope" is 1st used (Prince Federico Cesi)
  • 05-23Matthias von Habsburg chosen King of Bohemia
  • 06-13John Fabricius dedicates earliest sunspot publication
  • 06-22Henry Hudson and son set adrift in Hudson Bay by mutineers
  • 06-23Henry Hudson set adrift in Hudson Bay by mutineers on his ship Discovery and never seen again
  • 08-11Emperor Rudolf forces out King of Bohemia
  • 10-30Gustaaf II Adolf (17) becomes King of Sweden

People born in year of 1611

  • 01-07James Harrington: England, United Kingdom -- Political author (Commonwealth of Oceans)
  • 01-28Johannes Hevelius: Danzig -- Astronomer (star cataloger)
  • 02-19Andries de Graeff: Mayor of Amsterdam (1657..71)
  • 04-09Giacomo Maria Predieri: Composer
  • 05-04Carlo Rainaldi: Composer
  • 05-19Innocent XI [Benedetto Odescalchi]: Italy -- 240th Pope (1676-89)
  • 06-01Felician Schwab: Composer
  • 06-22Pablo Bruna: Composer
  • 08-09Henry Earl of Nassau-Siegen: Colonel / Governor of Hulst Netherlands
  • 10-11Hugues de Lionne [Marquess de Berry]: French ambassador to Rome
  • 10-18Valentin Strobel: Composer
  • 11-03Henry Ireton: English General / MP (Edgehill)

People died in year of 1611

  • 02-08Jan H Van Linschoten: Traveller / writer (Reys-Gheschrift)
  • 04-01Gillis van Valkenborch: Flemish painter, buried at about 72
  • 10-30Karl IX: King of Sweden (1604-11)