Today in History for Year 1600
Events 1 - 17 of 17
Jan 1st - Scotland begins its numbered year on January 1 instead of 25 March.
Feb 4th - Tycho Brahe & Johannes Kepler meet for 1st time near Prague
Feb 8th - Vatican convicts scholar Giordano Bruno to death
Feb 17th - Philosopher Giordano Bruno is burned alive at Campo de' Fiori in Rome, charged of heresy.
Feb 19th - The Peruvian stratovolcano Huaynaputina explodes in the most violent eruption in the recorded history of South America.
Mar 20th - The Linköping Bloodbath takes place on Maundy Thursday in Linköping, Sweden.
Apr 21st - 1st date in James Clavell's novel Shogun (OS)
Jul 1st - Prince Maurits' army occupies Newport Flanders Neth
Jul 2nd - Battle at Newport: Earl Mauritius van Nassau beats Spanish Army
Aug 6th - Henry IV of France invades Savoy after negotiations break down over Saluzzo, controlled by Savoy since 1588
Sep 15th - Battle of Sekigahara.
Oct 8th - San Marino adopts constitution
Oct 16th - Olivier van Noorts ships reach Philippines
Oct 20th - Battle of Sekigahara sets Tokugawa clan as Japan's rulers (shoguns)
Dec 14th - Olivier van Noort sinks Sp galleon San Diego at Bay of Manila, 350 die
Dec 20th - Ottario Rinuccini/Giulio Caccini's opera "Euridice" published
Dec 31st - British East India Company chartered
Birthdays 1 - 11 of 11
Jan 1st - Friedrich Spanheim, Dutch theologian (d. 1649)
Jan 17th - Calderon, writer
Jan 28th - Clement IX, [Giulio Rospigliosi], Pistoia, Italy, 238th pope (1667-69)
Feb 2nd - Gabriel Naudé, French librarian and scholar (d. 1653)
Jul 20th - Simon Ives, composer
Aug 11th - Paul Hallman, composer
Sep 3rd - Dirck Graswinckel, Dutch States-General court clerk
Sep 5th - Loreto Vittori, composer
Sep 27th - John Galle, Flemish engraver/printer, baptised
Nov 19th - Charles I, King of England (1625-49); executed by Parliament
Nov 19th - Lieuwe van Aitzema, Dutch historian (Matters of State & War)
Weddings 1 - 1 of 1
Dec 17th - Marriage of Henry IV of France and Marie de' Medici.
Deaths 1 - 14 of 14
Feb 13th - Gian Paolo Lomazzo, Italian painter (b. 1538)
Feb 15th - Jose the Acosta, Spanish missionary (Peru), dies at 59(?)
Feb 17th - Giordano Bruno, advocate of Copernican theory, burned at stake
Aug 2nd - Arent van Dorp, Dutch governor of East-Zealand, dies at about 70
Aug 15th - Johann Baptista Serranus, composer, dies at 60
Sep 1st - Tadeáš Hájek, Czech physician (b. 1525)
Sep 10th - John Bruhesius, [Bruhesen], bishop of Groningen, dies
Oct 12th - Luis Molina, Spanish Jesuit (b. 1535)
Oct 21st - Toda Katsushige, Japanese warlord (b. 1557)
Nov 3rd - Richard Hooker, English theologian (b. 1554)
Nov 8th - Natsuka Masaie, Japanese warlord (b. 1562)
Nov 12th - Andreas of Austrian, Land Guardian of Neth (1598-1600), dies at 42
Nov 17th - Kuki Yoshitaka, Japanese naval commander (b. 1542)
Dec 12th - John Craig, Scottish church reformer/James VI's court vicar, dies