What Happened In History Year 1602
Historical Events for the Year 1602
- 20th March » The Dutch East India Company is established.
- 15th May » Bartholomew Gosnold becomes the first recorded European to see Cape Cod.
- 8th November » The Bodleian Library at the University of Oxford is opened to the public.
- 12th November » Sebastian Viscaino lands at and names San Diego, California.
Famous Birthdays in 1602
- 14th February » Francesco Cavalli, Italian composer (d. 1676)
- 18th February » Per Brahe the Younger, Swedish soldier and politician, Governor-General of Finland (d. 1680)
- 18th March » Jacques de Billy, French mathematician (d. 1679)
- 29th March » John Lightfoot, English academic and scholar (d. 1675)
- 26th May » Philippe de Champaigne, Dutch-French painter (d. 1674)
- 14th July » Cardinal Mazarin, Italian-French politician, 2nd List of Prime Ministers of France named Chief Minister of the French Monarch (d. 1661)
- 10th August » Gilles de Roberval, French mathematician (d. 1675)
- 31st August » Amalia of Solms-Braunfels (d. 1675)
- 12th October » William Chillingworth, English scholar and theologian (d. 1644)
- 20th November » Otto von Guericke, German physicist and politician (d. 1686)
- 22nd November » Elisabeth of France (1602–1644) called Elisabeth of France (d. 1644)
Famous Deaths in History for 1602
- 13th February » Alexander Nowell, English clergyman and theologian (b. 1507)
- 19th February » Philippe Emmanuel, Duke of Mercœur (b. 1558)
- 22nd March » Agostino Carracci, Italian painter (b. 1557)
- 22nd May » Renata of Lorraine, Duchess of Bavaria (b. 1544)
- 25th September » Caspar Peucer, German physician, scholar, and reformer (b. 1525)
- 1st October » Hernando de Cabezón, Spanish organist and composer (b. 1541)
- 30th October » Jean-Jacques Boissard, French poet (b. 1528)
- 1st December » Kobayakawa Hideaki, Japanese daimyo (b. 1582)
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