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)

Events in year of 1618

  • 01-07Francis Bacon becomes English lord chancellor
  • 05-15Johannes Kepler discovers harmonics law
  • 05-232nd Defenestration of Prague; beginning of 30 Years War
  • 05-23Imperial civil servants thrown out a window of Prague Castle
  • 07-16Captain John Gilbert patents 1st dredger in Britain
  • 09-04"Rodi" avalanche destroys Plurs Switzerland, 1,500 killed
  • 12-11Russia and Poland signs Peace treaty of Dailino

People born in year of 1618

  • 01-14Jan Six: Dutch Mayor of Amsterdam
  • 04-02Francesco M Grimaldi: Mathematician / physicist (light defraction)
  • 09-09Joan Cererols: Composer
  • 10-06Miguel Gomez Camargo: Composer
  • 11-01Johannes Flittner: Composer
  • 11-03Aurangzeb [Alamgir]: Emperor of India (1658-1707)
  • 12-26Elisabeth: Paltsgravin of Rhine / abbess

People died in year of 1618

  • 02-28Filips Willem: Prince of Orange, dies at 63
  • 08-23Gerbrant A Bredero: Poet / playwright (Moortje), dies at 33
  • 09-28Gilles van Ledenberg: Secretary of Utrecht States (1588-1618), suicide at 68
  • 10-29Walter Raleigh: English Scholar / Poet / historian, beheaded for treason