1605 in History – What happened in year 1605

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

In history, year 1605 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 1605.

Top Historical Events of the Year 1605 ⚡:

Date/MonthEvent / Incidence / Incident
16 juneAkbar (Abul-Fath Djalal-ud-Din), Mughal emperor of India (1556-1605), passed away of diarrhoea or dysentery at the age of 63 years. At Akbar's graveside, stood conspicious in his simplicity, Jesuit priest Father Xavier who always remained his devoted friend. (16 or 17).
27 septemberPolish–Swedish War-The Battle of Kircholm ended in The decisive victory of Polish–Lithuanian forces, and is remembered as one of the greatest triumphs of Commonwealth cavalry.
05 novemberThe arrest of Guy Fawkes, found during a search ofthe Palace of Westminster, foiled Robert Catesby's plot to destroy theHouse of Lords and all within it.
17 OctoberThe Mughal ruler Akbar died.
24 OctoberThe Mughal ruler Jahangir ascended the throne in Agra.
27 OctoberAkbar, the third ruler of the Mughal Empire, died in Fatehpur Sikri.


Famous birthdays in the year 1605:

Date/MonthName / Profession / Country
06 February Bernard of Corleone / Saint / Italy
08 AugustCecil Calvert / Politician / United Kingdom
12 SeptemberWilliam Dugdale / Historian / United Kingdom
15 JuneThomas Randolph / Poet / United Kingdom
17 SeptemberFrancesco Sacrati / Composer / Italy
18 AprilGiacomo Carissimi / Composer / Italy
18 AugustHenry Hammond / Churchman / United Kingdom
19 OctoberThomas Browne / Author / United Kingdom
23 DecemberTianqi Emperor / Emperor / China
28 SeptemberIsmaël Bullialdus / Astronomer / France
29 JulySimon Dach / Poet / Germany

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