August 6 - Pope Urban VIII
is elected to the Papacy.Mustafa I
becomes Ottoman Emperor succeeding Osman II
, but is then succeeded
by Murat IV
England first colonizes Saint Kitts and Nevis.Wilhelm Schickard
invents his "Calculating Clock", and early mechanical calculator.Procopius's
long-lost Secret History is rediscovered in the Vatican Library.Giambattista Marini
publishes his long poem Adone.Tommaso Campanella
publishes The City of the Sun.Johannes Rudbeck
founds Rudbeckianska Gymnasiet, first gymnasium in Sweden.
The Avedis Zildjian Company begins making cymbals at Constantinople.
Second Thanksgiving celebrated at Plymouth Plantation.
Erotomania is first mentioned in a psychiatric treatise.Births
June 19 - Blaise Pascal
, French mathematician, physicist and religious philosopher.
August 5 - Marc Antonio Cesti
, composer (+ 1669).Margaret Cavendish
, Duchess of Newcastle (+ 1673).
September 19 - Niclaes van der Willigen
January - Josias van den Houten
July 4 - William Byrd
July 18 - Pope Gregory XV
, Italian engraver.William Camden
, historian.To my Homepage