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)

Events in year of 1620

  • 05-171st merry-go-round seen at a fair (Philippapolis, Turkey)
  • 07-31Pilgrim Fathers depart (through England) to America
  • 08-15Mayflower sets sail from Southampton with 102 Pilgrims
  • 09-061st stones layed in Western Tower
  • 09-20Battle at Jassy: Turks beat King Sigismund III of Poland
  • 11-03Great Patent granted to Plymouth Colony
  • 11-08Battle of White Mountain, Prague
  • 11-1141 pilgrims land in Mass, sign Mayflower Compact (just & equal laws)
  • 11-19Mayflower reaches Cape Cod and explores the coast
  • 11-21Mayflower Compact signed by Pilgrims in Cape Cod
  • 11-21Pilgrim Fathers reach America: Provincetown Harbor, Massachusetts
  • 12-02English language newspaper "Namloos" begins publishing in Amsterdam
  • 12-11103 Mayflower pilgrims land at Plymouth Rock (12 / 21 NS)
  • 12-23French huguenots declare war on King Louis XIII
  • 12-26Pilgrims arrived at Plymouth, Massachusetts

People born in year of 1620

  • 01-09Johann Weichmann: Composer
  • 01-31Georg F von Waldeck: German Commander-in-Chief
  • 02-15Francois Charpentier: French Scholar / archaeologist
  • 02-16Frederick William: Great Elector, founder of Brandenburg-Prussia
  • 04-24John Graunt: Statistician, founder of science of demography
  • 05-23Pieter Neefs [the Younger]: Flemish painter
  • 07-21Jean Picard: French astronomer
  • 07-29Nicolaas Heinsius: Dutch philologist / diplomat
  • 08-12Pieter Cuypers: South Netherlands lawyer
  • 09-06Isabella Leonarda: Composer
  • 09-29John L Baron of Elderen: 63rd Prince-Bishop of Luik (1688-94)
  • 10-01Nicolaes Pietersz Berchem: Dutch landscape painter / etcher
  • 10-30Michael de Ronghe: Composer
  • 10-31John Evelyn: British diarist (Life of Mrs Godolphin)
  • 11-20Peregrine White: Son of WM and Susanna White, born aboard Mayflower

People died in year of 1620

  • 01-17Diego Alvarez de Paz: Spanish Missionary / writer (Peru), dies at about 59
  • 02-19Roemer P Visscher: Poet, buried in Amsterdam
  • 05-31Willem Louis: Earl of Nassau-Dillenburg, dies at 59
  • 06-16Carlo Saraceni [Carlo Veniziano]: Italian Painter (Judith)
  • 06-29John Aerts: Flemish Sculptor