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)

Events in year of 1612

  • 08-29Battle at Surat India: English fleet beats Portuguese
  • 10-28Robert Dowland appointed court luitist of King James I
  • 12-15Simon Marius, is 1st to observe Andromeda galaxy through a telescope

People born in year of 1612

  • 01-07Paul de La Pierre: Composer
  • 01-17Thomas Fairfax: Lord Fairfax, English Parliamentary General
  • 01-31Hendrik Casimir I: Count of Nassau-Dietz / Mayor of Frisia
  • 02-06Antoine Arnauld [Grand Arnauld]: French lawyer / theologist
  • 02-08Samuel Butler: England, United Kingdom -- Poet / satirist (Hudibras)
  • 06-13Karel van Croij: Prince of Chimay / Duke of Aarschot
  • 06-23Justus G Schottel [Schottelius]: German poet
  • 07-27Murad IV: Sultan of Turkey (1623-40) / conquered Baghdad
  • 09-25Mark Zuesius Boxhorn: Dutch historian
  • 09-28Michel Anguier: French sculptor

People died in year of 1612

  • 01-04Henry L Spieghel: Dutch Merchant / writer, dies at 62
  • 01-20Rudolf II von Habsburg: Emperor of Germany (1576-1612), dies at 59
  • 01-27Maarten van Valckenborch: Flemish painter, buried at about 77
  • 01-28Thomas Bodley: Diplomat / founder (Bodleian Library)
  • 02-06Christopher Clavius: Calendar reformer
  • 02-17Ernst of Bayern: Prince / Bishop of Luik / archbish Cologne, dies at 57
  • 02-17Jodocus Hondius: Flemish cartoonist / mathematician, dies at 48
  • 03-14Philip Galle: Flemish engraver, dies at about 74
  • 04-18Emanuel Van Meteren: Merchant / historian
  • 05-24Robert Cecil: 1st Earl of Salisbury / Prime Minister (1598-1612), dies at 48
  • 06-08Hans Leo Hassler: Composer, dies at 49
  • 06-13Charles van Croij: Prince of Chimay, dies at 51
  • 08-09Ottavio M Frangipani: Pope elect
  • 08-12Giovanni Gabrieli: Italian Composer (Madrigali), dies at about 60
  • 09-27Piotr Skarga: Polish theology / PM (Sanctity of Life), dies at 76
  • 09-30Ercole Bottrigari: Composer, dies at 81
  • 10-07Menso Alting: Dutch reformed vicar / theologist, dies at 70