1619 in history

1619 events chronologically

May 12 Dutch statesman Johan van Oldenbarnevelt was sentenced to death for high treason
May 13 Dutch statesman Johan van Oldenbarnevelt is executed in The Hague after being convicted of treason
Jun 10 Thirty Years' War: Battle of Záblatí, a turning point in the Bohemian Revolt
Jul 30 In Jamestown, Virginia, the first representative assembly in the Americas, the House of Burgesses, convenes for the first time
Aug 28 Ferdinand II is elected emperor of the Holy Roman Empire
Nov 7 Elizabeth Stuart is crowned Queen of Bohemia
Nov 10 René Descartes has the dreams that inspire his Meditations on First Philosophy

Top 7 most famous people born in 1619

Feb 24 Charles Le Brun a French painter and art theorist. Declared by Louis XIV "the greatest French artist of all time", he was a dominant figure in 17th-century French art and much influenced by Nicolas Poussin
Feb 26 Francesco Morosini the Doge of Venice from 1688 to 1694, at the height of the Great Turkish War. He was a member of a famous noble Venetian family which produced several Doges and generals. He "dressed always in red from top to toe and never went into action without his cat beside him on the poop."
Mar 6 Cyrano de Bergerac a French dramatist and duelist. In fictional works about his life he is featured with an overly large nose, which people would travel from miles around to see. Portraits suggest that he did have a big nose, though not nearly as large as described in works about him. Cyrano's work furnished models and ideas for subsequent writers
Apr 21 Jan van Riebeeck a Dutch colonial administrator and founder of Cape Town.
Aug 6 Barbara Strozzi an Italian Baroque singer and composer.
Aug 29 Jean-Baptiste Colbert a French politician who served as the Minister of Finances of France from 1665 to 1683 under the rule of King Louis XIV. His relentless hard work and thrift made him an esteemed minister. He achieved a reputation for his work of improving the state of French manufacturing and bringing the economy back from the brink of bankruptcy. Historians note that, despite Colbert's efforts, France actually became increasingly impoverished because of the King's excessive spending on wars. Colbert worked to create a favourable balance of trade and increase France's colonial holdings
Dec 17 Prince Rupert of the Rhine a noted German soldier, admiral, scientist, sportsman, colonial governor and amateur artist during the 17th century. Rupert was a younger son of the German prince Frederick V, Elector Palatine and his wife Elizabeth, the eldest daughter of James I of England. Thus Rupert was the nephew of King Charles I of England, who made him Duke of Cumberland and Earl of Holderness, and the first cousin of King Charles II of England. His sister Electress Sophia was the mother of George I of Great Britain

Top 7 most famous people died in 1619

Jan 7 Nicholas Hilliard an English goldsmith and limner best known for his portrait miniatures of members of the courts of Elizabeth I and James I of England. He mostly painted small oval miniatures, but also some larger cabinet miniatures, up to about ten inches tall, and at least two famous half-length panel portraits of Elizabeth. He enjoyed continuing success as an artist, and continuing financial troubles, for forty-five years. His paintings still exemplify the visual image of Elizabethan England, very different from that of most of Europe in the late sixteenth century. Technically he was very conservative by European standards, but his paintings are superbly executed and have a freshness and charm that has ensured his continuing reputation as "the central artistic figure of the Elizabethan age, the only English painter whose work reflects, in its delicate microcosm, the world of Shakespeare's earlier plays."
Feb 9 Lucilio Vanini an Italian philosopher, physician and free-thinker, who was one of the first significant representatives of intellectual libertinism. He was among the first modern thinkers who viewed the universe as an entity governed by natural laws. He was also the first literate proponent of the thesis that humans evolved from apes
Mar 2 Anne of Denmark Queen consort of Scotland, England, and Ireland as the wife of James VI and I.
Mar 20 Matthias Holy Roman Emperor a member of the House of Habsburg, reigned as Holy Roman Emperor from 1612, King of Hungary and Croatia from 1608 and King of Bohemia from 1611. He was a member of the House of Habsburg
May 13 Johan van Oldenbarnevelt a Dutch statesman who played an important role in the Dutch struggle for independence from Spain.
May 21 Hieronymus Fabricius a pioneering anatomist and surgeon known in medical science as "The Father of Embryology.".
Jul 22 Lawrence of Brindisi Saint Lawrence of Brindisi, O.F.M. Cap., , born Giulio Cesare Russo, was a Catholic priest and a member of the Order of Friars Minor Capuchin