Events in year of 1615

  • 06-14Jacques Le Maire sail to Zuidland / Terra Australis

People born in year of 1615

  • 01-14John Biddle: English Minister (Unitarian)
  • 01-25Govert Flinck: Dutch painter (Isaac blesses Jacob)
  • 02-23Cornelis Galle II: Flemish engraver / illustrator, baptised
  • 03-13Innocent XII [Antonio Pignatelli]: Pope (1691-1700)
  • 03-28Pieter de Groot: Dutch regent / diplomat
  • 06-27Johann Paul Schor: German Baroque painter
  • 08-22Christopher Gibbons: Composer
  • 11-16Guillaume Dumanoir: Composer

People died in year of 1615

  • 03-04Hans von Aachen: German painter
  • 03-06Pieter Both: Dutch Admiral / 1st Governor-General (East Indies, 1609-14), drowns
  • 08-15Cornelis C Vrancx: Flemish Poet / writer (Comfort of Soles)
  • 11-24Sethus Calvisius: Composer, dies at 59

Events in year of 1616

  • 01-24Jacques Le Maire discovers Street Lemaire / Cape Receiver
  • 02-26Spanish Inquisition delivers injunction to Galileo
  • 03-20Walter Raleigh released from Tower of London to seek gold in Guyana
  • 04-23Netherlands buys De Briel / Vlissingen / Fort Rammekens from England
  • 04-30English King Jacob I leaves Brielle / Vlissingen
  • 05-03Treaty of Loudun kills French civil war
  • 10-25VOC-ship "The Eendracht" discovers Dirk-Hartogeiland, Australia
  • 11-20Bishop Richelieu becomes French Minister of Foreign Affairs / War

People born in year of 1616

  • 01-13Antoinette Bourignon: Flemish mystic / French religious fanatic
  • 01-30William Sancroft: Archbishop (Canterbury)
  • 02-19Jacques de Saint-Luc: Composer
  • 02-28Kaspar Forster: Composer
  • 03-06Malachias Siebenhaar: Composer
  • 03-29Johann Erasmus Kindermann: Composer
  • 05-19Johann Jacob Froberger: German singer / Organist / composer
  • 10-02A Gryphius: Writer
  • 11-19Eustache Le Sueur: French painter
  • 11-23John Wallis: English mathematician / cryptographer (product of Wallis)
  • 12-21Pietro Andrea Ziani: Composer

People died in year of 1616

  • 02-12John Drusius: Of Driesschen, Flemish Hebraist, dies at 65
  • 03-06Francis Beaumont: Elizabethan playwright
  • 04-23Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra: Spanish writer (Don Quixote), dies at 69
  • 04-23William Shakesphere: Engl Author (Hamlet), dies on his 52nd birthday
  • 06-12Cornelis F Schuyt: Dutch Organist / Composer (Madrigalen)
  • 07-25Andreas Libavius: German alchemist
  • 08-07Vincenzo Scamozzi: Ital Architect (Procurazie Nuove, Venice)
  • 08-08Cornelis Ketel: Dutch portrait Painter / poet, buried at 68
  • 08-26Johan van de Veeken: Merchant / co-founder (VOC), dies at 66
  • 08-31Gemignano Capilupi: Composer, dies at 43
  • 10-10Maria van Nassau: Countess of Buren, dies at 60
  • 12-10Diogo do Couto: Portuguese Historian / archivist of Goa, dies at 74
  • 12-31Jacques Le Maire: Pirate / explorer (Lemaire Strait), dies at 31