What Happened In History Year 1616

Historical Events for the Year 1616

  • 12th January » The city of Belém is founded in Pará, Brazil by Francisco Caldeira Castelo Branco.
  • 20th March » Walter Raleigh called Sir Walter Raleigh is freed from the Tower of London after 13 years of imprisonment.
  • 11th July » Samuel de Champlain returns to Quebec.
  • 15th September » The first non-aristocratic, free public school in Europe is opened in Frascati, Italy.
  • 25th October » Netherlands known as Dutch sea-captain Dirk Hartog makes second recorded landfall by a European on Australian soil, at the later-named Dirk Hartog Island off the Western Australia or West Australian coast.

Famous Birthdays in 1616

  • 13th January » Antoinette Bourignon, French-Flemish mystic (d. 1680)
  • 16th January » François de Vendôme, Duc de Beaufort, French soldier (d. 1669)
  • 28th February » Kaspar Förster, German singer and composer (d. 1673)
  • 19th May » Johann Jakob Froberger, German organist and composer (d. 1667)
  • 24th May » John Maitland, 1st Duke of Lauderdale, Scottish politician, Secretary of State, Scotland (d. 1682)
  • 11th October » Andreas Gryphius, German poet and playwright (d. 1664)
  • 20th October » Thomas Bartholin, Danish physician, mathematician, and theologian (d. 1680)
  • 19th November » Eustache Le Sueur, French painter (d. 1655)
  • 23rd November » John Wallis, English mathematician and cryptographer (d. 1703)

Famous Deaths in History for 1616

  • 6th January » Philip Henslowe, English businessman (b. 1550)
  • 22nd April » Miguel de Cervantes, Spanish author, poet, and playwright (b. 1547)
  • 23rd April » Garcilaso de la Vega (El Inca) named Garcilaso de la Vega, Peruvian historian and author (b. 1539)
  • 23rd April » William Shakespeare, English playwright and actor (b. 1564)
  • 1st June » Tokugawa Ieyasu, Japanese shogun (b. 1543)
  • 25th July » Andreas Libavius, German physician and chemist (b. 1550)
  • 7th August » Vincenzo Scamozzi, Italian architect, designed Teatro Olimpico (b. 1548)
  • 17th October » John Pitts (Catholic scholar) e.g John Pitts, English priest and scholar (b. 1560)
  • 23rd October » Leonhard Hutter, German theologian (b. 1563)
  • 23rd November » Richard Hakluyt, English priest and author (b. 1552)

Historical events for the year 1616 by month