1606 1607 1608 – 1609 – 1610 1611 1612
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1570s 1580s 1590s – 1600s – 1610s 1620s 1630s
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16th century – 17th century – 18th century
Table of contents
- April 4 – King of Spain signs an edit of expulsion of all moriscos from Spain
- April 9 – Spain recognizes Dutch independence
- May 23 – Official ratification of the Second Charter of Virginia.
- July 6 – Bohemia is granted freedom of religion.
- August 25 – Galileo Galilei demonstrates his first telescope to Venetian lawmakers. He is the first to perform observational astronomy as he observes the moons of Jupiter
- August 28 – Henry Hudson is the first European to see Delaware Bay.
- September 2 – Henry Hudson enters New York Bay aboard the Halve Maen.
- September 11 – Valencia expulses all the Moriscos
- October 12 – "Three Blind Mice" published by London teenage songwriter Thomas Ravenscroft.
- Samuel de Champlain claims the Lake Champlain area of Vermont for France.
- The first published rounds in English are published by Thomas Ravenscroft.
- Claudio Monteverdi publishes his first opera, Orfeo.
- The Douay Rheims bible is published in England.
- Bermuda is first settled, by English shipwreck victims en route to Virginia.
- The Netherlands and Spain agree to the Twelve Years' Truce in the Eighty Years' War
- Dutch East India Company imports tea to Europe
- Japanese clan of Shimizu conquers Okinawa
- Cornelius Drebbel invents thermostat
- Henry Hudson explores Delaware Bay and Hudson River
- Warsaw becomes the capital of Poland
- Johannes Kepler publishes his first two laws of planetary motion in Astronomia Nova
- Hugo Grotius – Mare liberum
- March 28 – King Frederick III of Denmark (d. 1670)
- November 25 – Princess Henrietta Maria of France, queen of Charles I of England (d. 1669)