1602 in History – What happened in year 1602

✅ Published on March 25th, 2009 in 17th Century in History

In history, year 1602 has its own importance and known for many memorable events like famous birthdays, inventions, natural disaster, treaties, change of rulers, special days etc. Find below a list of important historical events which happened during the year 1602.

Top Historical Events of the Year 1602 ⚡:

Date/MonthEvent / Incidence / Incident
15 mayEnglish explorer Bartholomew Gosnold led the first recordedEuropean expedition to visit Cape Cod in present-day Massachusetts.
07 novemberThe Bodleian Library, one of Europe's oldest libraries, openedat the University of Oxford.
08 novemberThe Bodleian Library, one of Europe's oldestlibraries, opened on the grounds of the University of Oxford in England.
12 AugustEmperor Akbar's minister Abul Fazal was killed at the behest of Salim Mirza, who later became Emperor Jahangir.
20 MarchUnited Dutch East India Company was established.


Famous birthdays in the year 1602:

Date/MonthName / Profession / Country
04 March Kanō Tan'yū / Painter / Japan
10 AugustGilles de Roberval / Academic / France
12 OctoberWilliam Chillingworth / Scholar / United Kingdom
14 February Francesco Cavalli / Composer / Italy
14 JulyCardinal Mazarin / Politician / France
18 February Per Brahe the Younger / Politician / Finland
18 DecemberSimonds d'Ewes / Politician / United Kingdom
20 NovemberOtto von Guericke / Politician / Germany
26 MayPhilippe de Champaigne / Painter / Netherlands
29 March John Lightfoot / Scholar / United Kingdom
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