1610

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May 19, 2022

Centuries: 16th century - 17th century - 18th century Decades: 1560s - 1570s - 1580s - 1590s - 1600s - 1610s - 1620s - 1630s - 1640s - 1650s years - 1660s Years: 1605 - 1606 - 1607 - 1608 - 1609 - 1610 - 1611 - 1612 - 1613 - 1614 - 1615

Events

Fixed date events

January 7 - Galileo Galilei observes the moons of Jupiter (Galileo moons) for the first time. March 12 - Swedish troops, led by Jacob de la Gardie, recapture Moscow. March 21 or March 24 - Chancellor István Kendi and Szekler Chief Captain Bornizsár Kornis organize an assassination attempt on Gábor Báthory. (Kendi fled to Poland, Cornish is beheaded.) May 14 Catholic monk François Ravaillac kills IV. King Henry of France. (Ravaillac is later executed.) After the murder of his father, Lajos, who is only eight years old, occupies the throne of France. (First her mother, Maria Medici, and the Italian Concino Concini, then Richelieu ruled in her place.) July 5 - John Guy sets sail from Bristol to Newfoundland with 39 colonists. December 11 - Gábor Báthory occupies the city of Sibiu, then launches a war against Moldavia and Havasalföld. December 26 - Prince Gábor Báthory sets off against Radu from the voivodship of Havasalföld, who was notified of the danger at the last minute by Judge Mihály Weiss of Brasov. (Radu fled the country with plenty of accumulated treasure.)

Events with an indefinite date

during the year - The Poles occupy Moscow and then lose again to Russian and Swedish troops. Johannes Fabricius is the first to observe sunspots with binoculars. Henry Hudson explores Hudson Bay. Arabella Stuart, an English claimant to the throne, is imprisoned for marrying William Seymour. Nicholas-Claude Fabri de Peiresc discovers the Orion Nebula. Jean Beguin writes about Tyrocinium Chymicum, the first textbook on chemistry Claudio Monteverdi composes his motet 1610 for Vespro della Beata Vergine.

Topics of the year

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Births

April 22 - Pietro Vitto Ottoboni, later VIII. Pope Alexander († 1691) December 12 - Bishop of St. Vasily (Herzegovina) († 1671)

Deaths

May 11 - Matteo Ricci, Italian mathematician, traveler (* 1552) May 13-14 - IV. King Henry of France (* 1553) May 27 - Ravaillac, IV. Killer of Henry (executed) (* 1578) July 18 - Caravaggio Italian painter (* 1571) October 14 - Amago Yoshihisa, Japanese samurai and general (* 1540)

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