1612 in History – What happened in year 1612

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

In history, year 1612 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 1612.

Top Historical Events of the Year 1612 ⚡:

Date/MonthEvent / Incidence / Incident
18 augustThe trials of the Pendle witches, among the most famous ofEngland's witch trials, began at the assizes in Lancaster.
19 augustThe 'Samlesbury witches', three women from the Lancashirevillage of Samlesbury, were accused of practising witchcraft in one ofthe most famous witch trials in English history.
28 decemberGalileo became the first person to observe the planet Neptune, although he mistakenly cataloged it as a fixed star.
29 AugustThe British defeated the Portuguese at the Battle of Surat.
28 DecemberGalileo saw the planet Neptune and called it the stable star.
12 MarchThe last independent Afghan ruler of Bengal, Osman Khan Lohani, died after being severely injured after losing in the Battle of Nekuzayal.
18 AprilMughal Emperor Shah Jahan married Mumtaz.

Famous birthdays in the year 1612:

Date/MonthName / Profession / Country
02 AugustSaskia van Uylenburgh / Model / Netherlands
06 February Antoine Arnauld / Mathematician / France
07 February Thomas Killigrew / Playwright / United Kingdom
15 February Paul de Chomedey / Soldier / France
17 January Thomas Fairfax / Politician / United Kingdom
20 March Anne Bradstreet / Poet / United States of America
23 JuneAndré Tacquet / Priest / Belgium
25 JuneJohn Albert Vasa / Cardinal / Poland
26 JulyMurad IV / Sultan / Turkey
28 February John Pearson / Bishop / United Kingdom
28 AugustMarcus Zuerius van Boxhorn / Scholar / Netherlands

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