1616 in History – What happened in year 1616

In history, year 1616 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 1616.

Top Historical Events of the Year 1616:

Date/MonthEvent / Incidence / Incident
05 marchNicolaus Copernicus's De revolutionibus orbium coelestium, describing his heliocentric theory of the Solar System, was prohibited by the Roman Catholic Church.
25 octoberThe Dutch sailing ship Eendracht reached Shark Bay on thewestern coastline of Australia, as documented on the Hartog Plate etchedby explorer Dirk Hartog.
03 MayThe French Civil War ended after the Loudun Agreement. The war which originally began as a power struggle between the Queen Mother Marie de Medici's favorite Concino Concini (most recently the Marquis d'Ancre) and Henri II de Condé, was the front line for the throne of Louis XIII.
10 FebruaryBritish Ambassador Sir Thomas Roe came to Ajmer at the court of the Mughal ruler Jahangir.


Famous birthdays in the year 1616:

Date/MonthName / Profession / Country
03 DecemberJohn Wallis / Mathematician / United Kingdom
11 OctoberAndreas Gryphius / Poet / Germany
13 January Antoinette Bourignon / Author / France
19 MayJohann Jakob Froberger / Composer / Germany
20 OctoberThomas Bartholin / Physician / Denmark
24 MayJohn Maitland / Politician / Scotland

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