Historical Events for Year 1605
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Jan 6th - The first edition of El ingenioso hidalgo Don Quijote de la Mancha (Book One of Don Quixote) by Miguel de Cervantes is published in Madrid.
Jan 13th - The controversial play Eastward Hoe by Ben Jonson, George Chapman, and John Marston is performed, landing two of the authors in prison.
Feb 25th - Portuguese garrison on Ambon surrenders to Admiral Van der Haghen
May 16th - Camillo Borghese elected to succeed Pope Leo XI becomes Paul V
Jun 10th - False Dimitri I, an impostor, crowned Russian tsar (rules 1605-1606)
Aug 8th - The city of Oulu, Finland, is founded by Charles IX of Sweden.
Aug 18th - Spanish army under of general Spinola conquerors Lingen
Sep 27th - The armies of Sweden are utterly defeated by the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth in the Battle of Kircholm.
Oct 3rd - Chinese uprising on Philippines, Tondo/Quiapo massacre
Playwright and Poet Ben Jonson Oct 27th - Spanish army under General Spinola occupies Wachtendonk
Nov 5th - Gunpowder Plot; attempt to blow up King James I while he opened Parliament. Plot discovered and Guy Fawkes caught and tortured. He and seven others were later executed