1606 in History – What happened in year 1606

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

In history, year 1606 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 1606.

Top Historical Events of the Year 1606 ⚡:

Date/MonthEvent / Incidence / Incident
16 MayTwo thousand foreign nationals were killed in Russia.
16 JuneThe fifth Sikh Guru Arjun Dev passed away.
07 AugustShakespeare's play Macbeth was staged for King James I for the first time.
26 DecemberShakespeare first introduced his popular play King Lear to the court of King James I of England.
06 AprilPrince Khusro rebelled against his father, the Mughal ruler Jahangir.


Famous birthdays in the year 1606:

Date/MonthName / Profession / Country
03 March Edmund Waller / Politician / United Kingdom
06 JunePierre Corneille / Producer / France
09 NovemberHermann Conring / Philosopher / Germany
12 NovemberJeanne Mance / Nurse / France
12 February John Winthrop the Younger / Politician / United States of America
15 JulyRembrandt / Painter / Netherlands
16 JuneArthur Chichester / Politician / Ireland
19 JuneJames Hamilton / Politician / Scotland
22 SeptemberLi Zicheng / Emperor / China
23 MayJuan Caramuel y Lobkowitz / Philosopher / Spain
25 MayCharles Garnier / Missionary / France
30 March Vincentio Reinieri / Mathematician / Italy

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