1611 in History – What happened in year 1611

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

In history, year 1611 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 1611.

Top Historical Events of the Year 1611 ⚡:

Date/MonthEvent / Incidence / Incident
28 aprilThe University of Santo Tomas in Manila, one of the oldest existing universities in Asia and one of the world's largest Catholic Universities in terms of enrollment, was founded.
02 mayRobert Barker, the King's Printer, made the first printing ofthe Authorized King James Version of the Bible.
01 novemberThe first recorded performance of William Shakespeare's playThe Tempest was held at the Palace of Whitehall in London, exactly sevenyears after the first certainly known performance of his tragedy Othellowas held in the same building.
30 OctoberGustaf II Adolf became King of Sweden at the age of 17.


Famous birthdays in the year 1611:

Date/MonthName / Profession / Country
01 NovemberFrançois-Marie / Actor / Italy
01 March John Pell / Mathematician / United Kingdom
08 SeptemberJohann Friedrich Gronovius / Scholar / Germany
11 SeptemberHenri de la Tour d'Auvergne / General / France
25 March Evliya Çelebi / Turk Traveller / Turkey
28 January Johannes Hevelius / Politician / Poland
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