|Centuries:||16th century - 17th century - 18th century|
|Decades:|| 1570s 1580s 1590s - 1600s - 1610s 1620s 1630s
|Years:||1606 1607 1608 - 1609 - 1610 1611 1612|
|1609 in topic:|
|Subjects: Archaeology – Architecture –|
|Art – Literature – Music – Science|
|Leaders: State leaders – Colonial governors|
|Category: Establishments – Disestablishments|
|Births – Deaths – Works|
Events of 1609[edit | edit source]
January - June[edit | edit source]
- January 15 - One of the world's first newspapers, Avisa Relation oder Zeitung, is published in Augsburg, Germany.
- February 4 - According to the Japanese lunar calendar, last day of Keichō 慶長 13.
- March - Twelve Years' Truce: The Netherlands and Spain agree to a 12-year ceasefire (1609-1621) in the Eighty Years' War.
- April 4 - Felipe III (Philip III), King of Spain, signs an edict of expulsion of all moriscos from Spain (See September 11).
- April 9 - Spain recognizes Dutch independence.
- May 23 - Official ratification of the Second Charter of Virginia, which is intended to replace the council with a Virginia Governor who has absolute control in the colony.
July - December[edit | edit source]
- July 6 - Bohemia is granted freedom of religion (Letter of Majesty).
- July 23 - Jamestown: A hurricane at sea separates the 9 ships (600 more settlers) en route, one ship sinks, and the ship Sea Venture wrecks at Bermuda.
- July 28 - Bermuda is first settled, by survivors of the English Sea Venture, en route to Virginia.
- August 25 - Galileo Galilei demonstrates his first telescope to Venetian lawmakers. He is the first to perform observational astronomy as he observes the moons of Jupiter, after the manner of the ancient Egyptians who named the stars (astro-nomers), at the Edfu temple, over 2000 years earlier.
- August 28 - Henry Hudson is the first European to see Delaware Bay.
- August - Jamestown: Seven ships arrive at the colony, with 200-300 men, women, and children, reporting that the Sea Venture wrecked near Bermuda.
- September 2 - Henry Hudson enters New York Bay aboard the Halve Maen.
- September 10 - Jamestown: Capt. George Percy replaces Captain John Smith as president of the Council, and Smith returns to England.
- September 11 – Valencia expels all the Moriscos (see April 4).
- September 12 - Henry Hudson discovers the Hudson River.
- October 12 - "Three Blind Mice" is published by London teenage songwriter Thomas Ravenscroft.
Undated[edit | edit source]
- The greatest witch-hunt in history: Basque witch trials
- Samuel de Champlain claims the Lake Champlain area of Vermont for France.
- The first published rounds in English are published by Thomas Ravenscroft.
- Claudio Monteverdi publishes his first opera, Orfeo.
- The Douay Rheims bible is published in England.
- Dutch East India Company imports tea to Europe.
- Japanese clan of Shimazu conquers Okinawa.
- Warsaw becomes the capital of Poland.
- Many Puritans, conservative English Protestants, settle in Leiden, Holland, in search of religious freedom.
- The Statutes of Iona were passed. This marked the end of the bloody feuds between the clans in the scottish highlands.
Science[edit | edit source]
- Johannes Kepler publishes his first two laws of planetary motion in Astronomia Nova.
- Hugo Grotius - Mare liberum.
- Cornelius Drebbel invents the thermostat.
Births[edit | edit source]
|Gregorian calendar||1609 |
|Ab urbe condita||2362|
|Armenian calendar||1058 |
|Bahá'í calendar||-235 – -234|
|Coptic calendar||1325 – 1326|
|Ethiopian calendar||1601 – 1602|
|Hebrew calendar||5369 – 5370|
|- Vikram Samvat||1664 – 1665|
|- Shaka Samvat||1531 – 1532|
|- Kali Yuga||4710 – 4711|
|Iranian calendar||987 – 988|
|Islamic calendar||1017 – 1018|
|- Imperial Year||Kōki 2269|
|Thai solar calendar||2152|
- February 10 - John Suckling, English poet (d. 1642)
- February 18 - Edward Hyde, English historian and statesman (d. 1674)
- March 22 - John II Casimir of Poland (d. 1672)
- March 28 - King Frederick III of Denmark (d. 1670)
- March 29 - Sarah Boyle, English noblewoman (d. 1633)
- May 16 (or 1610) - Cardinal-Infante Ferdinand, Governor of the Habsburg Netherlands (d. 1641)
- June 29 - Pierre Paul Riquet, French engineer and canal builder (d. 1680)
- August 19 - Jean Rotrou, French poet and tragedian (d. 1650)
- October 5 - Paul Fleming, German poet (d. 1640)
- October 8 - John Clarke, English physician (d. 1676)
- October 26 - William Sprague, English co-founder of Charlestown, Massachusetts (d. 1675)
- November 1 - Matthew Hale, Lord Chief Justice of England (d. 1676)
- November 25 - Henrietta Maria of France, queen of Charles I of England (d. 1669)
- November 26 - Henry Dunster, first President of Harvard College (d. 1659)
- December 24 - Philip Warwick, English writer and politician (d. 1683)
- date unknown
- Samuel Cooper, English miniature painter (d. 1672)
- Alberich Mazak, Austrian composer (d. 1661)
- Hannibal Sehested, Danish statesman (d. 1666)
- Captain John Underhill, English soldier and colonist (d. 1672)
- Gerrard Winstanley, English Protestant religious reformer (d. 1676)
- Luc d'Achery, learned French Benedictine (d. 1685)
- probable - Gauthier de Costes, French novelist and dramatist (d. 1663)
- See also 1609 births.
Deaths[edit | edit source]
- January 21 - Joseph Justus Scaliger, French Protestant scholar (born 1540)
- February 17 - Ferdinando I de' Medici (born 1549)
- March - James Hamilton (born c1537)
- March 9 - William Warner, English poet (born c1558)
- March 22 - Al-Jilani, Persian physician
- March 25 - Olaus Martini, Swedish Archbishop of Uppsala (b. 1557)
- April 4 - Charles de L'Ecluse, Flemish botanist (born 1526)
- April 8 - Mark Kerr, Scottish statesman (born 1553)
- May 15 - Giovanni Croce, Italian composer (born 1557)
- July 15 - Annibale Carracci, Italian painter (born 1560)
- July 20 - Federico Zuccari, Italian painter (born 1543)
- August 22 - Maharal of Prague, Jewish mystic and philosopher (born 1525)
- October 1 - Gianmatteo Asola, Italian composer (born c1532)
- October 19 - Jacobus Arminius, Dutch Reformed theologian (born 1560)
- December 4 - Alexander Hume, Scottish poet (born 1560)
- date unknown
- See also 1609 deaths.
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