1607 in history

1607 events chronologically

Jan 13 The Bank of Genoa fails after announcement of national bankruptcy in Spain
Jan 19 San Agustin Church in Manila is officially completed; it is the oldest church still standing in the Philippines
Jan 30 An estimated 200 square miles (51,800 ha) along the coasts of the Bristol Channel and Severn Estuary in the Kingdom of England are destroyed by massive flooding, resulting in an estimated 2,000 deaths
Feb 24 L'Orfeo by Claudio Monteverdi, one of the first works recognized as an opera, receives its première performance
Mar 10 Susenyos I defeats the combined armies of Yaqob and Abuna Petros II at the Battle of Gol in Gojjam, making him Emperor of Ethiopia
Apr 25 Eighty Years' War: The Dutch fleet destroys the anchored Spanish fleet at Gibraltar
Apr 26 English colonists make landfall at Cape Henry, Virginia

Top 7 most famous people born in 1607

Mar 12 Paul Gerhardt a German hymn writer.
Mar 24 Michiel de Ruyter a Dutch admiral. He is the most famous and one of the most skilled admirals in Dutch history, most famous for his role in the Anglo-Dutch Wars of the 17th century. He fought the English and French and scored several major victories against them, the best known probably being the Raid on the Medway. The pious De Ruyter was very much loved by his sailors and soldiers; from them his most significant nickname derived: Bestevaêr
Jul 13 Wenceslaus Hollar a Bohemian etcher, known in England as Wenceslaus or Wenceslas and in Germany as Wenzel Hollar. He was born in Prague, and died in London, being buried at St Margaret's Church, Westminster
Oct 24 Jan Lievens a Dutch painter, usually associated with Rembrandt, working in a similar style.
Nov 17 Madeleine de Scudéry a French writer. She was the younger sister of author Georges de Scudéry
Nov 26 John Harvard (clergyman) an English minister in America, "a godly gentleman and a lover of learning", whose deathbed bequest to the "schoale or Colledge" recently undertaken by the Massachusetts Bay Colony was so gratefully received that it was consequently ordered "that the Colledge agreed upon formerly to bee built at Cambridg shalbee called Harvard Colledge."‍.
Dec 14 John Kemény (prince) a Hungarian aristocrat, writer and prince of Transylvania.

Top 7 most famous people died in 1607

Jan 6 Guidobaldo del Monte an Italian mathematician, philosopher and astronomer of the 16th century.
May 17 Anna d'Este an important princess with considerable influence at the court of France and a central figure in the French Wars of Religion. In her first marriage she was Duchess of Aumale, then of Guise, in her second marriage Duchess of Nemours and Genevois
Jun 28 Domenico Fontana a Swiss engineer of the late Renaissance. He worked primarily in Italy
Jun 30 Caesar Baronius an Italian Cardinal and ecclesiastical historian. His best-known works are his Annales Ecclesiastici , which appear in twelve folio volumes
Aug 22 Bartholomew Gosnold an English lawyer, explorer, and privateer who was instrumental in founding the Virginia Company of London, and Jamestown in colonial America. He led the first recorded European expedition to Cape Cod. He is considered by Preservation Virginia to be the "prime mover of the colonization of Virginia"
Sep 10 Luzzasco Luzzaschi an Italian composer, organist, and teacher of the late Renaissance. He was born and died in Ferrara, and despite evidence of travels to Rome it is assumed that Luzzaschi spent the majority of his life in his native city. He was a skilled representative of the late Italian madrigal style, along with Palestrina, Wert, Monte, Lassus, Marenzio, Gesualdo and others
Sep 22 Alessandro Allori an Italian portrait painter of the late Mannerist Florentine school.