1611 in history

1611 events chronologically

Apr 28 Establishment of the Pontifical and Royal University of Santo Tomas, The Catholic University of the Philippines, the largest Catholic university in the world
May 2 The King James Bible is published for the first time in London, England, by printer Robert Barker
Jun 23 The mutinous crew of Henry Hudson's fourth voyage sets Henry, his son and seven loyal crew members adrift in an open boat in what is now Hudson Bay; they are never heard from again
Aug 17 Gaspar de Borja y Velasco is made a cardinal by Pope Paul V
Oct 29 Russian homage to the King of Poland, Sigismund III Vasa

Top 7 most famous people born in 1611

Jan 28 Johannes Hevelius a councillor and mayor of Danzig , then part of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth. As an astronomer he gained a reputation as "the founder of lunar topography" and described ten new constellations, seven of which are still recognized by astronomers
Feb 6 Chongzhen Emperor the 16th and last emperor of the Ming Dynasty in China. He reigned from 1627 to 1644, under an era name that means "honorable and auspicious"
Mar 1 John Pell an English mathematician.
Mar 25 Evliya Çelebi an Ottoman Turk who travelled through the territory of the Ottoman Empire and neighboring lands over a period of forty years, recording his commentary in a travelogue called Seyâhatnâme.
May 16 Pope Innocent XI Pope from 21 September 1676 to his death in 1689. He is known as the "Saviour of Hungary"
Aug 18 Marie Louise Gonzaga wife of two Polish kings, Władysław IV Vasa and John II Casimir Vasa, and as such queen of Poland. She was born in Paris to Charles I, Duke of Mantua, and Catherine of Guise
Sep 11 Henri de la Tour d'Auvergne Vicomte de Turenne the most illustrious member of the La Tour d'Auvergne family. He achieved military fame and became a Marshal of France. He was one of six marshals who have been made Marshal General of France

Top 7 most famous people died in 1611

Feb 8 Jan Huyghen van Linschoten a Dutch Protestant merchant, traveller and historian. An alternative spelling of his second name is Huijgen
Feb 26 Antonio Possevino a Jesuit protagonist of Counter Reformation as a papal diplomat and a Jesuit controversialist, encyclopedist and bibliographer. He acted as papal legate and the first Jesuit to visit Moscow, vicar general of Sweden, Denmark and northern islands, Muscovy, Livonia, Rus, Hungary, Pomerania, Saxony between 1578 and 1586
Aug 2 Katō Kiyomasa a Japanese daimyō of the Azuchi-Momoyama and Edo period.
Aug 27 Tomás Luis de Victoria the most famous composer in 16th-century Spain, and was one of the most important composers of the Counter-Reformation, along with Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina and Orlando di Lasso. Victoria was not only a composer, but also an accomplished organist and singer as well as a Catholic priest. However, he preferred the life of a composer to that of a performer. He is sometimes known as the "Spanish Palestrina" because he may have been taught by Palestrina
Sep 9 Eleanor de' Medici a daughter of Francesco I de' Medici and Joanna of Austria, daughter of Ferdinand I, Holy Roman Emperor, and Anna of Bohemia and Hungary. She was a family member of the famous House of Medici and the sister of Marie de' Medici the Queen of France. By marriage she was Duchess consort of Mantua
Oct 3 Margaret of Austria Queen of Spain Queen consort of Spain and Portugal by her marriage to King Philip III.
Oct 30 Charles IX of Sweden King of Sweden from 1604 until his death. He was the youngest son of King Gustav I of Sweden and his second wife, Margaret Leijonhufvud, brother of Eric XIV and John III, and uncle of Sigismund I/III, king of both Sweden and Poland. By his father's will he got, by way of appanage, the Duchy of Södermanland, which included the provinces of Närke and Värmland; but he did not come into actual possession of them till after the fall of Eric and the succession to the throne of John in 1568