Events in year of 1623

  • 02-25Duke Maximilian I of Bavaria becomes Monarch of Palts
  • 03-051st American temperance law enacted, Virginia
  • 04-2911 Dutch ships depart for the conquest of Peru
  • 06-141st breach-of-promise lawsuit: Rev Gerville Pooley, Va files against Cicely Jordan, he loses
  • 08-06Maffeo Barberini elected Pope Urban VIII
  • 11-01Fire at Plymouth, Massachusetts destroys several buildings

People born in year of 1623

  • 01-31Francois-Xavier de Laval
  • 03-14Adam-Nicolas Gascon: Composer
  • 04-23Jan Adam Reincken: Composer
  • 04-27Johann Adam Reincken: Composer
  • 05-30Wallerand Vaillant: Painter / engraver, baptized
  • 06-15Cornelis de Witt: Dutch Statesman (Chatham)
  • 06-19Blaise Pascal: Mathematician / physicist / religious writer (Pascal)
  • 08-05Antonio Cesti: Composer

People died in year of 1623

  • 01-14Paolo Sarpi: Italian church Historian / politician, dies at 70
  • 07-04William Byrd: English Composer (Ave verum corpus), dies at 80
  • 07-08Gregory XV [Alessandro Ludovisi]: Bishop of Bologna / Pope, dies at 69
  • 08-06Anne Hathaway: Wife of William Shakespeare
  • 09-10John I Van de Velde: Calligrapher (Mirror of Write-Konste)
  • 11-09William Camden: English historian: Brittania / Annales, dies at 72
  • 12-01Thomas Weelkes: Composer, dies at 47

Events in year of 1624

  • 02-12English parliament comes together
  • 03-10England declares war on Spain
  • 05-03Spanish silver fleet sails to Panama
  • 05-07Admiral Hermites conquering fleet reaches Callao the Lima, Peru
  • 05-10Jacob Willekens and Piet Heyn conquer Salvador, Civil rights activist
  • 05-13Admiral Hermites fleet blockade Lima Peru
  • 06-08Earthquake strikes Peru
  • 06-16Judge directs US colony Virginia to English crown
  • 08-13Cardinal Richelieu appointed Chief Minister of France by Louis XIII
  • 08-14Dutch fleet ceases Callao the Lima in Peru
  • 09-121st submarine tested (London)

People born in year of 1624

  • 01-03William Tucker: 1st Black child born in America
  • 01-30Arnold Geulincx: South Netherlands -- Philosopher (About Virtue)
  • 03-21Francois Roberday: Composer
  • 06-02Jan III Sobieski: King of Poland (1674-96)
  • 08-05William: Jamestown, Virginia -- 1st black child born in English America
  • 12-22Tomas Micieres: Composer
  • 12-25Angelus Silesius [Johann Scheffler]: German mystic (St Seelenlust)

People died in year of 1624

  • 02-21Dirck van Baburen: Dutch Painter (Sepulture), dies at about 28
  • 06-07Anne of Saint Bartolomaeus: Flemish nun / Monk / saint, dies at 74
  • 07-25Steven van der Haghen: Admiral / gov on Ambon 1617-8, dies at about 61
  • 09-23Willem Pietersz Buytewech: Painter / etcher, dies at about 32
  • 12-26Simon Marius: Astronomer, dies in Bavaria at 54