January 1608 in history

January 1608 events chronologically

Jan 7 Fire destroys Jamestown, Virginia
Jan 17 Emperor Susenyos surprises an Oromo army at Ebenat; his army reportedly kills 12,000 Oromo at the cost of 400 of his men

Born in January 1608

Jan 28 Giovanni Alfonso Borelli a Renaissance Italian physiologist, physicist, and mathematician. He contributed to the modern principle of scientific investigation by continuing Galileo's custom of testing hypotheses against observation. Trained in mathematics, Borelli also made extensive studies of Jupiter's moons, the mechanics of animal locomotion and, in microscopy, of the constituents of blood. He also used microscopy to investigate the stomatal movement of plants, and undertook studies in medicine and geology. During his career, he enjoyed the patronage of Queen Christina of Sweden

Died in January 1608

Jan 19 Bernard Maciejowski Cardinal Bernard Maciejowski, Ciołek coat of arms , Polish nobleman, starosta, royal standard bearer, statesman and Catholic Church leader; Łuck Bishop, Archbishop of Kraków, Archbishop of Gniezno and Primate of Poland.
Jan 29 Frederick I Duke of Württemberg the son of George of Mömpelgard and his wife Barbara of Hesse, daughter of Philip I, Landgrave of Hesse.