1624

Millennium:2nd millennium
Centuries:
Decades:
Years:
  • 1621
  • 1622
  • 1623
  • 1624
  • 1625
  • 1626
  • 1627
1624 in various calendars
Gregorian calendar1624
MDCXXIV
Ab urbe condita2377
Armenian calendar1073
ԹՎ ՌՀԳ
Assyrian calendar6374
Balinese saka calendar1545–1546
Bengali calendar1031
Berber calendar2574
English Regnal year21 Ja. 1 – 22 Ja. 1
Buddhist calendar2168
Burmese calendar986
Byzantine calendar7132–7133
Chinese calendar癸亥(Water Pig)
4320 or 4260
    — to —
甲子年 (Wood Rat)
4321 or 4261
Coptic calendar1340–1341
Discordian calendar2790
Ethiopian calendar1616–1617
Hebrew calendar5384–5385
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat1680–1681
 - Shaka Samvat1545–1546
 - Kali Yuga4724–4725
Holocene calendar11624
Igbo calendar624–625
Iranian calendar1002–1003
Islamic calendar1033–1034
Japanese calendarGenna 10 / Kan'ei 1
(寛永元年)
Javanese calendar1545–1546
Julian calendarGregorian minus 10 days
Korean calendar3957
Minguo calendar288 before ROC
民前288年
Nanakshahi calendar156
Thai solar calendar2166–2167
Tibetan calendar阴水猪年
(female Water-Pig)
1750 or 1369 or 597
    — to —
阳木鼠年
(male Wood-Rat)
1751 or 1370 or 598
May 8: Capture of Bahia

1624 (MDCXXIV) was a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and a leap year starting on Thursday of the Julian calendar, the 1624th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 624th year of the 2nd millennium, the 24th year of the 17th century, and the 5th year of the 1620s decade. As of the start of 1624, the Gregorian calendar was 10 days ahead of the Julian calendar, which remained in localized use until 1923.

Events

January–June

July–December

Date unknown

  • The Palace of Versailles is first built by Louis XIII, as a hunting lodge.
  • The Japanese shōgun expels the Spanish from the land, and severs trade with the Philippines.
  • Henry Briggs publishes Arithmetica Logarithmica.[4]
  • Jakob Bartsch first publishes a chart, showing the constellation Camelopardalis around the North Star.
  • The French Parlement passes a decree forbidding criticism of Aristotle, on pain of death.[5]
  • Queen Nzinga of Ndongo and Matamba starts to rule.
  • The Latymer School and Latymer Upper School in London are founded, by the bequest of Edward Latymer.
  • Frans Hals produces the painting later known as the Laughing Cavalier.[6]
  • The German-language Luther Bible is publicly burned, by order of the Pope.

Births

Guarino Guarini
Pierre Lambert de la Motte
Lambert Doomer
Thomas Sydenham
Murad Bakhsh
Barent Fabritius

January–March

  • January 7Guarino Guarini, Italian architect of the Piedmontese Baroque (d. 1683)
  • January 9Empress Meishō of Japan (d. 1696)
  • January 15Rombout Verhulst, Dutch sculptor (d. 1698)
  • January 16Pierre Lambert de la Motte, French bishop (d. 1679)
  • January 18Thyrsus González de Santalla, Spanish theologian elected Superior General of the Society of Jesus (d. 1705)
  • January 26George William, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg (d. 1705)
  • January 31Arnold Geulincx, Flemish philosopher (d. 1669)
  • February 11
    • Ivan Ančić, Croatian theological writer (d. 1685)
    • Lambert Doomer, Dutch Golden Age landscape painter (d. 1700)
  • February 23Robert Treat, American colonial leader (d. 1710)
  • MarchJane Leade, English esotericist (d. 1704)
  • March 6Johann Georg Albinus, German pastor and hymnist (d. 1679)
  • March 12Damian Hartard von der Leyen-Hohengeroldseck, German archbishop (d. 1678)
  • March 20William Jones, English lawyer, Deputy Governor of Connecticut (d. 1706)
  • March 21
    • François Roberday, French Baroque organist and composer (d. 1680)
    • Paolo Segneri, Italian Jesuit (d. 1694)
  • March 25William Pulteney, English Member of Parliament (d. 1691)
  • March 31Antoine Pagi, French ecclesiastical historian (d. 1699)

April–June

  • April 4François Marie, Prince of Lillebonne, French nobleman and member of the House of Lorraine (d. 1694)
  • April 9Henrik Rysensteen, Dutch military engineer (d. 1679)
  • April 12Charles Amadeus, Duke of Nemours (d. 1652)
  • April 15Pieter Nijs, Dutch Golden Age painter (d. 1681)
  • April 20Samuel Mearne, English Restoration bookbinder and publisher (d. 1683)
  • April 24Jan Peeters I, Flemish Baroque painter (d. 1677)
  • April 25Sir Lionel Tollemache, 3rd Baronet, English baronet (d. 1669)
  • April 26Johann Leusden, Dutch Calvinist theologian (d. 1699)
  • May 13Aleksander Kazimierz Sapieha, Polish nobleman and archbishop (d. 1671)
  • May 23William Duckett, English politician (d. 1686)
  • May 30Leopold Frederick, Duke of Württemberg-Montbéliard, German noble (d. 1662)
  • June 11Jean-Baptiste du Hamel, French cleric and natural philosopher (d. 1706)
  • June 15Hiob Ludolf, German orientalist (d. 1704)
  • June 16William Bradford, American political and military leader (d. 1703)
  • June 20Henry Albin, English minister (d. 1696)
  • June 26James Scudamore, English politician (d. 1668)

July–September

  • JulyGeorge Fox, English founder of the Quakers (d. 1691)[7]
  • July 11John Collins, English academic and politician (d. 1711)
  • July 18Francis Pemberton, English judge, Lord Chief Justice of the King's Bench (d. 1697)
  • August 6Charles Kerr, 2nd Earl of Ancram, English politician (d. 1690)
  • August 11John Strode, English politician (d. 1679)
  • August 22Jean Regnault de Segrais, French poet and novelist born in Caen (d. 1701)
  • August 23Anna Elisabeth of Saxe-Lauenburg, Landgravine consort of Hesse-Homburg (d. 1688)
  • August 24Petronella de la Court, Dutch art collector (d. 1707)
  • August 25François de la Chaise, French churchman (d. 1709)
  • August 27Koxinga, Chinese military leader (d. 1662)
  • September 1Simón González de Acosta, Spanish colonial governor (d. 1653)
  • September 10Thomas Sydenham, English physician (d. 1689)
  • September 12Wingfield Cromwell, 2nd Earl of Ardglass, English nobleman (d. 1668)
  • September 15Francesco Provenzale, Italian Baroque composer and teacher (d. 1704)

October–December

Date unknown

  • Torii Tadaharu, Japanese nobleman (d. 1651)
  • Louise de Prie, French royal governess (d. 1709)

Approximate date

  • Female Greenland shark (still alive in 21st century).[8][9][10]

Deaths

Ketevan the Martyr
Willem Pieterszoon Buytewech
Simón de Rojas
John Kendrick

January–March

April–June

  • April 13William Bishop, first Roman Catholic bishop after the English Reformation (b. 1553)
  • April 17Mariana Navarro de Guevarra Romero, Spanish Catholic nun who became a member of the Mercedarian Tertiaries (b. 1565)
  • May 12John Rashleigh, English politician (b. 1554)
  • May 27Diego Ramírez de Arellano, Spanish sailor and cosmographer (b. c. 1580)
  • June 2Jacques l'Hermite, Dutch admiral and explorer (b. 1582)
  • June 4Rombertus van Uylenburgh, Dutch lawyer (b. 1554)

July–September

October–December

Date unknown

  • Francesco Andreini, Italian actor (b. c. 1548)

References

  1. ^ "Fires, Great", in The Insurance Cyclopeadia: Being an Historical Treasury of Events and Circumstances Connected with the Origin and Progress of Insurance, Cornelius Walford, ed. (C. and E. Layton, 1876) p29
  2. ^ Richard Bonney (1981). The King's Debts: Finance and Politics in France 1589-1661. Clarendon Press. p. 122. ISBN 978-0-19-822563-8.
  3. ^ Trevor Howard Howard-Hill (1995). Middleton's "Vulgar Pasquin": Essays on A Game at Chess. University of Delaware Press. p. 156. ISBN 978-0-87413-534-3.
  4. ^ Professor of History Mordechai Feingold; Mordechai Feingold (February 9, 1984). The Mathematician's Apprenticeship: Science, Universities and Society in England 1560-1640. CUP Archive. p. 141. ISBN 978-0-521-25133-4.
  5. ^ "Rene Descartes". Encyclopædia Britannica. 2009. Retrieved October 11, 2009.
  6. ^ Wallace Collection, London.
  7. ^ Friends' Literature Committee (1971). New Appreciations of George Fox; a Tercentenary Collection of Studies. Kennikat Press. p. 26. ISBN 978-0-8046-1163-3.
  8. ^ Nielsen, J.; Hedeholm, R. B.; Heinemeier, J.; Bushnell, P. G.; Christiansen, J. S.; Olsen, J.; Ramsey, C. B.; Brill, R. W.; Simon, M.; Steffensen, K. F.; Steffensen, J. F. (August 12, 2016). "Eye lens radiocarbon reveals centuries of longevity in the Greenland shark (Somniosus microcephalus)". Science. 353 (6300): 702–704. doi:10.1126/science.aaf1703. hdl:2022/26597. PMID 27516602. S2CID 206647043.
  9. ^ Pennisi, Elizabeth (August 11, 2016). "Greenland shark may live 400 years, smashing longevity record". Science. Retrieved August 11, 2016.
  10. ^ Morelle, Rebecca (August 12, 2016). "400-year-old Greenland shark 'longest-living vertebrate'". BBC News. Retrieved August 12, 2016.

Media files used on this page

Murád Baxsh.jpg
Album leaf. Portrait. Murád Baxsh + inscription. On paper. See 1974,0617,0.11 for album description.
Willem Buytewech.jpg
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AMH-6700-KB Gezicht op de slag om stad San Salvador in de Allerheiligenbaai tussen Nederlanders en Portugezen in 1624.jpg
View of the battle between the Dutch and the Portuguese for the city of San Salvador in the Bay of All Saints in 1624.

S. Salvador.

Key: De Sand-Bay, alwaer de Soldaten aen land geset werden / 2 Den enghen wegh daer sy door paßeren mosten, en met kleyne moeyten te keeren waren / 3 Een Corps de guarde ofte groot wachthuys van den Vyand door vreese verloopen / 4. Een groote effen pleyn alwaer haer de Soldaten in slach-orden stelden, treckende so voorts na de voor Stadt, daer sy eenige rescontre vonden, doch haer saeck vervattende veroverden de selve / 5 Een Capelleken buyten de stadt / 6 De voor Stadt daer de Soldaten de eerste nacht huys hielden / 7 Een Poort aen 't Zuyt-eynde vande Stadt, daer onse Soldaten eerst introcken / 8 Een hart-steenen Battery, legghende soo verde vande wal datmen daer (by vol Zee) met een Barcq achter om varen mach, hier op laghe 11. groote stucken geschuts en onghelooflyck veel Soldaten / 9 Een ander Battery te lande daer mede fel uytgeschote werd / 10 Een groot Pack-huys daer veel suyker ingevonden werd / 11 Dese Schepen alle dicht aen Land gekort synde syn van de onse in brand ghesteken / 12 Dit syn noch twee Castelen daer van 't naste aende voor ghemelte Battery werd ghenaemt S. Philippo / 13 Twee groote wind-asen daer mede alle swaere dingen langhs twee groote steyle sleden (van hout ghemaeckt) werden opgewonden in de boven-Stadt, leggende ontrent hondert vadem hoogh uyt het water / 14 Een Poort leggende ophet Noort-eynde vande STadt / 15 't Klooster van S. Francisco, a;waer de Iesuyten haer Collegie hebben / 16 't Gevanghenhuys / 17 't Arteleryhuys / 18 Een nieu begonnen Kerck / 19 De groote Marckt / 20 Een Wacht-huys / 21 Het huys vanden Gouverneur / 22 twee Fonteynen daer die vande Stad haer verschwater hale / a 't Schip de Samson / b 't Schip de Ster, de quamen te leggen nevens de waterplaets waer A ende B gheteyckent staen dese worden vande castelen soo daer ontrent op de see-kant legge beschoten, ende sy schoten op de casteelen noch al 'smorgens als de Stad al was verovert..

Cf. Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, inv. nrs. FM 1508, FM 1508A, FM 1508C, FM 1508D, FM 1508E, FM 1508F, FM 1508G and NG-20-D.
Thomas Sydenham by Mary Beale.jpg
Portrait of Thomas Sydenham
Sabinin. M. Queen Ketevan.jpg
Queen Ketevan of Georgia
Mgr Lambert de la Motte.jpg
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Mgr_Lambert_de_la_Motte
Guarino Guarini.jpg
Camillo-Guarino Guarini (7 January 1624 – 6 March 1683)
Lambert Doomer, by Ferdinand Bol.jpg
Lambert Doomer
  • drawing
  • ca 1623 - ca 1680
SimondeRojasOSS.jpg
Author/Creator:

Vatican.

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St. Simon de Rojas
Sir John Kendrick.jpg
Author/Creator:

Ian Cairns (talk)

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Sir John Kendrick (1573-1624) - Founder of this workhouse