1607 in History – What happened in year 1607

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

In history, year 1607 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 1607.

Top Historical Events of the Year 1607 ⚡:

Date/MonthEvent / Incidence / Incident
19 januarySan Agustin Church in Manila, the oldest church in the Philippines, was completed.
24 februaryItalian composer Claudio Monteverdi's L'Orfeo, considered thefirst fully developed opera, was first performed in Mantua, Duchy ofMantua (now in Italy).
10 marchSusenyos defeated the combined armies of Yaqob and Abuna Petros II at the Battle of Gol in Gojjam, making him Emperor of Ethiopia.
14 mayAn expedition led by Edward Maria Wingfield, ChristopherNewport, and John Smith established Jamestown, Virginia, the firstpermanent English settlement in North America.


Famous birthdays in the year 1607:

Date/MonthName / Profession / Country
01 NovemberGeorg Philipp Harsdörffer / Poet / Germany
06 NovemberSigmund Theophil Staden / Composer / Germany
10 January Isaac Jogues / Priest / France
12 March Paul Gerhardt / Poet / Germany
13 JulyWenceslaus Hollar / Painter / United Kingdom
14 DecemberJános Kemény / Prince / Hungary
15 NovemberMadeleine de Scudéry / Author / France
24 March Michiel de Ruyter / Army Officer / Netherlands
26 NovemberJohn Harvard / Politician / United Kingdom

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