What Happened In History Year 1605
Historical Events for the Year 1605
- 16th January » The first edition of 'Don Quixote or El ingenioso hidalgo Don Quijote de la Mancha' (Book One of 'Don Quixote') by Miguel de Cervantes is published in Madrid named Madrid, Spain.
- 8th August » The city of Oulu, Finland, is founded by Charles IX of Sweden.
- 27th September » The armies of Sweden are defeated by the Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth in the Battle of Kircholm.
- 5th November » Gunpowder Plot: Guy Fawkes is arrested.
- 8th November » Robert Catesby, ringleader of the Gunpowder Plotters, is killed.
Famous Birthdays in 1605
- 6th February » Bernard of Corleone, Italian saint (d. 1667)
- 8th April » Philip IV of Spain (d. 1665)
- 18th April » Giacomo Carissimi, Italian priest and composer (d. 1674)
- 7th May » Patriarch Nikon, Russian patriarch (d. 1681)
- 29th July » Simon Dach, German poet and hymnwriter (d. 1659)
- 8th August » Cecil Calvert, 2nd Baron Baltimore, English lawyer and politician, List of lieutenant governors of Newfoundland and Labrador e.g Governor of Newfoundland (d. 1675)
- 18th August » Henry Hammond, English churchman and theologian (d. 1660)
- 12th September » William Dugdale, English genealogist and historian (d. 1686)
- 17th September » Francesco Sacrati, Italian composer (d. 1650)
- 28th September » Ismaël Bullialdus, French astronomer and mathematician (d. 1694)
- 19th October » Thomas Browne, English author (d. 1682)
Famous Deaths in History for 1605
- 19th February » Orazio Vecchi, Italian composer (b. 1550)
- 5th April » Adam Loftus (bishop) called Adam Loftus, English-Irish archbishop (b. 1513)
- 6th April » John Stow, English historian (b. 1525)
- 21st April » Nyzette Cheveron, Belgian alleged witch (date of birth unknown)
- 23rd April » Boris Godunov, Russian ruler (b. 1551)
- 27th April » Pope Leo XI (b. 1535)
- 20th June » Feodor II of Russia (b. 1589)
- 26th July » Miguel de Benavides, Spanish clergyman and sinologist (b. 1552)
- 14th September » Jan Tarnowski (1550–1605) called Jan Tarnowski, Polish archbishop (b. 1550)
- 23rd September » Pontus de Tyard, French priest and poet (b. 1521)
- 24th September » Manuel Mendes, Portuguese composer and educator (b. 1547)
- 13th October » Theodore Beza, French theologian and scholar (b. 1519)
- 27th October » Akbar, Mughal emperor (b. 1542)
- 8th November » Robert Catesby, English conspirator, leader of the Gunpowder Plot (b. 1573)
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