1617 in history

1617 events chronologically

Feb 27 Sweden and Russia sign the Treaty of Stolbovo, ending the Ingrian War and shutting Russia out of the Baltic Sea

Top 7 most famous people born in 1617

Jan 30 William Sancroft the 79th Archbishop of Canterbury, and was one of the Seven Bishops imprisoned in 1688 for seditious libel against King James II, over his opposition to the king's Declaration of Indulgence.
Mar 8 Tito Livio Burattini an inventor, architect, Egyptologist, scientist, instrument-maker, traveller, engineer, and nobleman. He was born in Agordo, Italy, and studied in Padua and Venice. In 1639, he explored the Great Pyramid of Giza with English mathematician John Greaves; both Burattini and Sir Isaac Newton used measurements made by Greaves in an attempt to accurately determine the circumference of the earth
May 23 Elias Ashmole a celebrated English antiquary, politician, officer of arms, astrologer and student of alchemy. Ashmole supported the royalist side during the English Civil War, and at the restoration of Charles II he was rewarded with several lucrative offices
Aug 13 Johannes Andreas Quenstedt a German Lutheran dogmatician in the Lutheran scholastic tradition.
Nov 6 Leopoldo de' Medici an Italian cardinal, scholar, patron of the arts and Governor of Siena. He was the brother of Ferdinando II de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany
Dec 22 Charles I Louis Elector Palatine the second son of German king Frederick V of the Palatinate, the "Winter King" of Bohemia, and his wife, Princess Elizabeth, daughter of King James I of England.
Dec 23 Magdalene Sibylle of Saxony the Princess of Denmark from 1634 to 1647 as the wife of Prince-Elect Christian of Denmark, and the Duchess consort of Saxe-Altenburg as the wife of Duke Frederick Wilhelm II.

Top 7 most famous people died in 1617

Jan 17 Fausto Veranzio a polymath and bishop from the Venetian Republic.
Apr 4 John Napier a Scottish landowner known as a mathematician, physicist, and astronomer. He was the 8th Laird of Merchistoun
Apr 24 Concino Concini an Italian politician, best known for being a minister of Louis XIII of France, as the favourite of his mother.
Aug 24 Rose of Lima Saint Rose of Lima, T.O.S.D. was a Spanish colonist in Lima, Peru, who became known for both her life of severe asceticism and her care of the needy of the city through her own private efforts. A lay member of the Dominican Order, she was the first person born in the Americas to be canonized by the Catholic Church
Sep 25 Francisco Suárez a Spanish Jesuit priest, philosopher and theologian, one of the leading figures of the School of Salamanca movement, and generally regarded among the greatest scholastics after Thomas Aquinas. His work is considered a turning point in the history of second scholasticism, marking the transition from its Renaissance to its Baroque phases. According to Christopher Shields and Daniel Schwartz, "figures as distinct from one another in place, time, and philosophical orientation as Leibniz, Grotius, Pufendorf, Schopenhauer, and Heidegger, all found reason to cite him as a source of inspiration and influence."
Sep 25 Emperor Go-Yōzei the 107th Emperor of Japan, according to the traditional order of succession.
Nov 22 Ahmed I the Sultan of the Ottoman Empire from 1603 until his death in 1617.