Events in year of 1633

  • 02-13Italian astronomer Galileo Galilei arrived in Rome for trial before Inquisition for professing belief that earth revolves around the Sun
  • 03-07Prince Frederik Henry appoints himself Viceroy of Limburg
  • 04-23Sweden and Protestant German monarchy form Union of Heilbronn
  • 06-02Prince Frederik Henry conquerors fort Rhine at Cologne
  • 06-13Charter for Maryland is given to Lord Cecil Baltimore
  • 06-21Galileo Galilei is forced by Inquisition to "abjure, curse, and detest" his Copernican heliocentric views
  • 06-22Galileo Galilei forced to recant Earth orbits Sun by Pope (but on October 31, 1992, Vatican admits it was wrong)
  • 10-08Massachusetts Bay Colony forms its 1st government

People born in year of 1633

  • 01-31Nathaniel Crew: English Bishop (Durham)
  • 02-01Gabriel Schutz: Composer
  • 02-20Jan de Baen: Portrait painter / etcher
  • 02-23Samuel Pepys: London, England -- Navy expert / composer (Diary, Memoirs)
  • 04-10Werner Fabricius: Composer
  • 05-21Joseph de La Barre: Composer
  • 06-16Nathaniel Schnittelbach: Composer
  • 06-19Philippus van Limborch: Remonstrants theologist / vicar
  • 09-06Sebastian Knupfer: Composer
  • 10-14James II Stuart: King of England / Scotland (James VII) (1685-88)
  • 11-11George Savile: 1st Marquis of Halifax / author (Character of a Trimmer)
  • 12-18Adriaen Melar: Flemish engraver, baptised
  • 12-18Willem van de Velde the Young: Dutch seascape painter, baptised
  • 12-26Charles E Biset: Flemish painter, baptised

People died in year of 1633

  • 03-01George Herbert: English poet, dies at 39
  • 07-12Simon Besler: Composer, dies at 49
  • 08-04George Abbott: English Theologist / Archbishop of Canterbury, dies at 60
  • 08-12Jacopo Peri: Itallian opera composer, dies at 71
  • 10-01Filaret [Fjodor N Romanov]: Patriarch of Moscow
  • 11-07Cornelis Drebbel: Physicist / chemist / inventor (submarine)
  • 12-01Isabella of Austria: Infante of Spain / Governess in Holland, dies at 67
  • 12-18Theodoor Galle: Flemish engraver, buried at 62

Events in year of 1634

  • 01-24Emperor Ferdinand II declares Albrecht von Wallenstein a traitor
  • 02-17William Prynne tried in Star Chamber for publishing "Histrio-masti
  • 02-18Ferdinand II orders commander Albrecht von Wallenstein, execution
  • 02-25Irish captain Walter Devereaux kills Duke Wallenstein
  • 03-01Battle at Smolensk: Polish King Wladyslaw IV beats Russians
  • 03-031st tavern in Boston opens (Samuel Cole)
  • 03-25Lord Baltimore founded Catholic colony of Maryland
  • 04-06Heeren XIX asks "to secure Eylands Curacao"
  • 05-04Johan van Walbeecks fleet departs to West-Indies
  • 05-31US colony Massachusetts Bay annexes Maine colony
  • 06-14Russia and Poland sign Peace treaty of Polianov
  • 07-06Johan van Walbeecks ships bypass St-Anna Bay, Curacao
  • 07-29Dutch fleet under Johannes van Walbeeck lands on Curacao
  • 08-27Battle of Nordingen-Bernhard of Saxe-Weimar, loses Duchy of Francomia
  • 10-19Beach Island in North sea destroyed by a heavy storm flood
  • 10-20English King Charles I disbands new "Ship Money" tax

People born in year of 1634

  • 01-07Adam Krieger: German composer
  • 01-25Gaspar Fagel: Lawyer / pension advisor of Holland (1672-88)
  • 02-22Petrus "Pieter" van Schooten: Fortress architect
  • 03-16Contessa Marie Madeleine La Fayette: Novelist
  • 03-20Balthasar Bekker: Frisian theologist (Examiner of Comets)
  • 04-09Albertine Agnes: Princess of Orange-Nassau
  • 06-20Charles Emanuel II: Duke of Savoy (1638-75)
  • 07-18Joannes Camphuys: Governor-General of Dutch-Indies (1684-91)
  • 11-30Andres de Sola: Composer
  • 12-01John-Erasmus Quellinus [Quellien]: Flemish painter

People died in year of 1634

  • 02-25Albrecht WE baron von Wallenstein: German duke, murdered at 50
  • 02-25Van Friedland / Mecklenburg: General-admiral, dies at 50
  • 05-12George Chapman: English dramatist / interpreter
  • 08-09Pieter I de Jode: Flemish publisher
  • 09-03Edward Coke: English Chief Justice / politician
  • 10-31Erasmus Widmann: Composer, dies at 62
  • 11-15Johann Staden: Composer, dies at 53