1613 in history

1613 events chronologically

Feb 21 Mikhail I is unanimously elected Tsar by a national assembly, beginning the Romanov dynasty of Imperial Russia
Mar 27 The first English child born in Canada at Cuper's Cove, Newfoundland to Nicholas Guy
Apr 13 Samuel Argall captures Native American princess Pocahontas in Passapatanzy, Virginia to ransom her for some English prisoners held by her father. She is brought to Henricus as hostage
Jun 29 The Globe Theatre in London, England burns to the ground
Jul 2 The first English expedition from Massachusetts against Acadia led by Samuel Argall takes place

Top 7 most famous people born in 1613

Mar 12 André Le Nôtre a French landscape architect and the principal gardener of King Louis XIV of France. Most notably, he was the landscape architect who made the design and construction for the park of the Palace of Versailles, and his work represents the height of the French formal garden style, or jardin à la française
Mar 26 Henry Vane the Younger an English politician, statesman, and colonial governor. He was briefly present in North America, serving one term as the Governor of the Massachusetts Bay Colony, and supported the creation of Roger Williams' Rhode Island Colony and Harvard College. A proponent of religious tolerance, he returned to England in 1637 following the Antinomian controversy that led to the banning of Anne Hutchinson from Massachusetts
Apr 7 Gerrit Dou a Dutch Golden Age painter, whose small, highly polished paintings are typical of the Leiden fijnschilders. He specialised in genre scenes and is noted for his trompe l'oeil "niche" paintings and candlelit night-scenes with strong chiaroscuro
Sep 15 François de La Rochefoucauld (writer) a noted French author of maxims and memoirs. His is a clear-eyed, worldly view of human conduct that indulges in neither condemnation nor sentimentality. Born in Paris on the Rue des Petits Champs, at a time when the royal court was oscillating between aiding the nobility and threatening it, he was considered an exemplar of the accomplished 17th-century nobleman. Until 1650, he bore the title of Prince de Marcillac
Sep 25 Claude Perrault best known as the architect of the east wing of the Louvre Palace in Paris. He also achieved success as a physician and anatomist, and as an author, who wrote treatises on physics and natural history
Sep 29 Jean François Paul de Gondi a French churchman, writer of memoirs, and agitator in the Fronde.
Dec 23 Carl Gustaf Wrangel a high-ranking Swedish noble, statesman and military commander in the Thirty Years', Torstenson, Bremen, Second Northern and Scanian Wars.

Top 7 most famous people died in 1613

Jan 28 Thomas Bodley an English diplomat and scholar, founder of the Bodleian Library, Oxford.
Mar 27 Sigismund Báthory Prince of Transylvania.
Jul 2 Bartholomaeus Pitiscus a 16th-century German trigonometrist, astronomer and theologian who first coined the word Trigonometry.
Aug 25 David Gans a Jewish chronicler, mathematician, historian, astronomer and astrologer. He is the author of "Tzemach David"
Sep 8 Carlo Gesualdo an Italian nobleman, lutenist, composer and murderer.
Oct 26 Johann Bauhin a Swiss botanist, born in Basel. He was the son of physician Jean Bauhin and the brother of physician and botanist Gaspard Bauhin
Dec 6 Anton Praetorius a German Calvinist pastor who spoke out against the persecution of witches and against torture.