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

Events in year of 1619

  • 02-19Trial against Johan van Oldenbarnevelt begins in The Hague
  • 03-12Dutch settlement on Java changes name to Batavia
  • 04-19Theatrum Anatomicum opens in Amsterdam
  • 05-18Hugo the Great sentenced to life in prison
  • 06-02England and Netherlands signs treaty about business in the Indies
  • 06-24Tsar Michails father Filaret becomes patriarch of Moscow
  • 07-20Gerardus Vossius resigns as Dutch regent States college leader
  • 07-30House of Burgesses Virginia forms, 1st elective US governing body
  • 08-011st black Americans (20) land at Jamestown, Virginia
  • 08-201st Black slaves brought by Dutch to colony of Jamestown Virginia
  • 08-27Monarch Frederik van Palts chosen King of Bohemia
  • 08-28Ferdinand II elected Holy Roman Emperor
  • 09-30Remonstrant Society forms in Antwerp
  • 11-04Frederik V crowned King of Bohemia

People born in year of 1619

  • 03-06Cyrano de Bergerac: Famous nose, playwright (Voyage to the Moon)
  • 04-21John A van Riebeeck: Colonial director / founder (Cape Colony)
  • 05-24Philips Wouwermans: Dutch painter
  • 06-07Paulus Voet: Dutch jurist / historian
  • 06-24Rijcklof Volckertsz van Goens: Governor-General (Netherlands East Indies)
  • 08-06Barbara Strozzi: Composer
  • 08-15Hubertus Quellinus [Quellien]: Flemish cartoonist / copper plate
  • 08-29Jean-Baptiste Colbert: French Minister of Naval / Baron
  • 09-17John Lambert: English General Major / parliament leader
  • 10-08Philipp von Zesen: German poet / historian (Amsterdam)
  • 11-03Willem Kalf: Rotterdam, Netherlands -- Painter (still lifes)
  • 11-15Philips Koninck: Amsterdams painter / etcher
  • 12-17Ruprecht: Prince of Palts / Admiral / chemist / engraver / mathematician

People died in year of 1619

  • 03-01Thomas Campion: English Physician / Composer / Poet (Poemata), dies at 53
  • 03-02Anne of Denmark: Daughter of Danish King Frederik II, dies at 44
  • 03-13Richard Burbage: English actor (Shakespeare)
  • 03-20Matthias II: Holy Roman Catholic Emperor (1611-19)
  • 04-16Denijs Calvaert / Caluwaert [Dionisio Fiamingo]: Flemish painter
  • 05-13Johan van Oldenbarnevelt: Lands advocate, beheaded
  • 07-02Olivier de Serres: French farming pioneer (silkworms)
  • 08-15Miriam Bella: Head of Jewish community of Cracow
  • 09-25Francesco Soto de Langa: Composer
  • 09-29John Lippershey: Inventor of telescope, buried
  • 12-23Johan Sigismund: Elector of Brandenburg / Duke of Prussia, dies at 47
  • 12-29Antoine Arnauld: French lawyer (Philippica)