1615 in history

1615 events chronologically

Apr 21 The Wignacourt Aqueduct is inaugurated in Malta
Jun 2 The first Récollet missionaries arrive at Quebec City, from Rouen, France
Jun 4 Siege of Osaka: Forces under Tokugawa Ieyasu take Osaka Castle in Japan

Top 7 most famous people born in 1615

Jan 25 Govert Flinck a Dutch painter of the Dutch Golden Age.
Jan 27 Nicolas Fouquet the Superintendent of Finances in France from 1653 until 1661 under King Louis XIV. He fell out of favor with the young king, probably because of his extravagant displays of wealth, and the king had him imprisoned from 1661 until his death in 1680
Mar 13 Pope Innocent XII Pope from 12 July 1691 to his death in 1700.
Mar 20 Dara Shikoh the eldest son and the heir-apparent of the fifth Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan. His name دارا شكوه in Persian means "as magnificent as Dara". He was favoured as a successor by his father and his sister Princess Jahanara Begum Sahib, but was defeated by his younger brother Prince Muhiuddin in a bitter struggle for the imperial throne
Nov 5 Ibrahim of the Ottoman Empire the Sultan of the Ottoman Empire from 1640 until 1648. He was born in Istanbul the son of Ahmed I by Valide Kösem Sultan, an ethnic Greek originally named Anastasia. He was later called Ibrahim the Mad by twentieth century historians due to his reputed mental condition
Nov 12 Richard Baxter an English Puritan church leader, poet, hymn-writer, theologian, and controversialist. Dean Stanley called him "the chief of English Protestant Schoolmen". After some false starts, he made his reputation by his ministry at Kidderminster, and at around the same time began a long and prolific career as theological writer. After the Restoration he refused preferment, while retaining a non-separatist Presbyterian approach, and became one of the most influential leaders of the Nonconformists, spending time in prison
Nov 24 Philip William Elector Palatine Count Palatine of Neuburg from 1653 to 1690, Duke of Jülich and Berg from 1653 to 1679 and Elector of the Palatinate from 1685 to 1690. Son of Wolfgang Wilhelm, Count Palatine of Neuburg and Magdalene of Bavaria

Top 7 most famous people died in 1615

Jan 31 Claudio Acquaviva Very Rev. Claudio Acquaviva, S.J. was an Italian Jesuit priest elected in 1581 the 5th Superior General of the Society of Jesus. He is often referred to as the second founder of the Jesuit Order. Some older texts, including those illustrated in this article, spell his name Aquaviva
Feb 4 Giambattista della Porta an Italian scholar, polymath and playwright who lived in Naples at the time of the Scientific Revolution and Reformation.
Mar 4 Hans von Aachen a German mannerist painter.
Mar 10 John Ogilvie (saint) a Scottish Catholic Jesuit martyr.
Mar 27 Margaret of Valois Queen of France and of Navarre during the late sixteenth century. A royal princess of France by birth, she was the last of the House of Valois
Jul 10 Henry Neville (died 1615) an English courtier, politician and diplomat, noted for his role as ambassador to France and his unsuccessful attempts to negotiate between James I of England and the Houses of Parliament. In 2005 Neville was put forward as a candidate for the authorship of Shakespeare's works
Nov 24 Sethus Calvisius a German music theorist, composer, chronologer, astronomer, and teacher of the late Renaissance.