What Happened In History Year 1607

Historical Events for the Year 1607

  • 13th January » The Bank of Genoa fails after announcement of Sovereign default known as national bankruptcy in Spain.
  • 19th January » San Agustin Church, Manila named San Agustin Church in Manila is officially completed; it is the oldest church still standing in the Philippines.
  • 30th January » An estimated 200 square miles (51,800 ha) along the coasts of the Bristol Channel and Severn Estuary in the Kingdom of England are destroyed by Bristol Channel floods, 1607 or massive flooding, resulting in an estimated 2,000 deaths.
  • 10th March » Susenyos I defeats the combined armies of Yaqob and Abuna Petros II at the Battle of Gol in Gojjam, making him Emperor of Ethiopia.
  • 26th April » Kingdom of England known as English colonists make landfall at Cape Henry, Virginia.
  • 14th May » Jamestown, Virginia is settled as an Kingdom of England known as English colony.
  • 24th May » 100 English settlers disembark in Jamestown, Virginia named Jamestown, the first English colony in America.
  • 14th September » Flight of the Earls from Lough Swilly, Donegal, Ireland.

Famous Birthdays in 1607

  • 10th January » Isaac Jogues, French priest and missionary (d. 1646)
  • 12th March » Paul Gerhardt, German composer (d. 1676)
  • 24th March » Michiel de Ruyter, Dutch admiral (d. 1667)
  • 13th July » Wenceslaus Hollar, Czech-English painter and illustrator (d. 1677)
  • 1st November » Georg Philipp Harsdorffer, German poet (d. 1658)
  • 6th November » Sigmund Theophil Staden, German composer (d. 1655)
  • 15th November » Madeleine de Scudéry, French author (d. 1701)
  • 26th November » John Harvard (clergyman) named John Harvard, English-American minister (d. 1638)
  • 14th December » John Kemény (prince) known as János Kemény, Hungarian prince (d. 1662)

Famous Deaths in History for 1607

  • 11th March » Giovanni Maria Nanino, Italian composer (b. 1543)
  • 21st May » John Rainolds, English scholar and academic (b. 1549)
  • 10th June » John Popham (Lord Chief Justice) known as John Popham, English politician, Attorney General for England and Wales (b. 1531)
  • 30th June » Caesar Baronius, Italian cardinal and historian (b. 1538)
  • 22nd August » Bartholomew Gosnold, English lawyer and explorer, founded the London Company (b. 1572)
  • 5th September » Pomponne de Bellièvre, French politician, Chancellor of France (b. 1529)
  • 10th September » Luzzasco Luzzaschi, Italian organist and composer (b. 1545)
  • 22nd September » Alessandro Allori, Italian painter (b. 1535)

Historical events for the year 1607 by month