May 23 - Official ratification of the Second Charter of Virginia.
July 6 - Bohemia is granted freedom of religion.
August 28 - Henry Hudson
is the first European to see Delaware Bay.Samuel de Champlain
claims the Lake Champlain area of Vermont for France.Galileo Galilei
is the first to perform observational astronomy with a telescope.
The first published rounds in English are published by Thomas Ravenscroft.Johannes Kepler
publishes his first two laws of planetary motion.Claudio Monteverdi
publishes his first opera, Orfeo.
The Rheims bible is published in England.
Bermuda is first settled, by English shipwreck victims en route to Virginia.Births
March 28 - King Frederick III
November 25 - Henrietta Maria
, Princess of France and Navarra, later
Queen Consort of England, Scotland and Ireland.Deaths
January 21 - Joseph Justus Scaliger
, protestant scholar.Barnabe Barnes
, English poet.Federigo Zuccaro
, Italian painter.To my Homepage