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

Events in year of 1617

  • 03-09Sweden and Russia sign Peace of Stolbowa
  • 08-231st one-way streets open (London)
  • 10-09Peace of Pavia (Spain & Savoye)
  • 10-31Laurens Reael resigns as Governor-General of East-Indies

People born in year of 1617

  • 04-03Antimo Liberati: Composer
  • 05-23Elias Ashmole: Antiquary
  • 08-08Adriaan W "Joris" van Geel: Flemish Missionary (Bantu Dictionary)
  • 08-13Johann A Quenstedt: German Lutherian theologist

People died in year of 1617

  • 01-01Hendrick Goltzius: Dutch Painter / cartoonist / engraver
  • 01-17Pieter C Bockenberg: Dutch historian, dies at 68
  • 02-04Louis Elsevier: Dutch publisher, dies at about 76
  • 02-06Prosper Alpinus: Italian Physician / botanist, dies at 63
  • 02-09Hans Christoph Haiden: Composer, dies at 44
  • 03-04Arcangelo Crivelli: Composer, dies at 70
  • 03-20Franciscus Aguilon: Physicist / Theologist / mathematician, dies at 50
  • 04-04John Napier: Scottish Mathematician / inventor (logarithms)
  • 04-24Carlo Concino: French Marquis of Ancre / state advisor, murdered
  • 05-07David Fabricius: German astronomer, dies at 53
  • 06-28Johan Evertsen de Captain: Swiss Admiral, dies in battle
  • 09-27Johan Earnest Count of Nassau-Siegen
  • 10-02Isaac Oliver: Miniature painter
  • 10-11Franchois Vranck: Economist / writer (Deduction), dies at about 62
  • 11-22Ahmed I: 14th Sultan of Turkey (1603-17)