Calendar overview 1604
|Moritz of Orange conquers the city of Sluis from the Spanish.|
Treaty of London , the Anglo-Spanish War ends
as part of the Eighty Years War .
|1604 in other calendars|
|Armenian calendar||1052/53 (turn of the year July)|
|Ethiopian calendar||1596/97 (turn of the year 10/11 September)|
|Bengali solar calendar||1009/10 (beginning of April 14th or 15th)|
|Buddhist calendar||2147/48 (southern Buddhism); 2146/47 (alternative calculation according to Buddhas Parinirvana )|
|Chinese calendar||71st (72nd) cycle|
|Chula Sakarat (Siam, Myanmar) / Dai calendar (Vietnam)||966/967 (turn of the year April)|
|Dangun era (Korea)||3937/38 (October 2/3)|
|Islamic calendar||1012/13 (turn of the year 29/30 May)|
|Jewish calendar||5364/65 (September 24/25)|
|Coptic calendar||1320/21 (September 10-11)|
|Seleucid era||Babylon: 1914/15 (turn of the year April)
Syria: 1915/16 (turn of the year October)
|Vikram Sambat (Nepalese Calendar)||1660/61 (turn of the year April)|
Politics and world events
Eighty Years War
- August 17th : Moritz of Orange takes the city of Sluis during the Eighty Years War , which the Spanish conquered in 1587 .
- August 19 : The Treaty of London ends the Anglo-Spanish War , which had been going on since 1585 as part of the Eighty Years War . England ends its support for the Netherlands .
- September 20 : After a siege of more than three years , the Spanish troops allow the Dutch garrison to withdraw freely from Ostend . The siege of Ostend claimed tens of thousands of lives.
Other events in Europe
- February 17th : Johann Schweikhard von Kronberg succeeds Archbishop Johann Adam von Bicken , who died on January 11th, as the new Archbishop and Elector of Mainz .
- June 11th : The Fuentes Fortress is completed near Colico. Construction began on October 25th of the previous year .
- November 21 : Hercule , Lord of Monaco , is believed to be murdered by a jealous husband. His successor is his only seven-year-old son Honoré II under the tutelage of his uncle Frederico Landi , Prince of Valdetare.
- December 13th : Formation of the Secret Council College in Brandenburg. It replaced the chamber government that had ruled until then.
- With the Siegburg settlement ends a centuries-old dispute about sovereignty in the imperial rule of Homburg .
- In train is Libellvertrag closed, the relationship between town and country governs writing.
- December 12th : The Paulette is introduced in France , a tax that guarantees civil servants the inheritance of their jobs.
science and technology
- October 9th : Supernova 1604 is discovered by Ilario Altobelli in Verona and Raffaello Gualterotti in Florence. The next day, Chinese astronomers also observe the supernova .
- The German physician and mathematician Magnus level publishes his book Thesaurus rerum selectarum magnarum, dignarum, utilium, marinus, pro genere humane in Rostock . In this he talks about various projects and describes the theoretical requirements for the construction of airships , submarines , ship bridges, automatic firearms , water arts and bath stoves as well as a memory art.
- The Biblioteca Angelica in Rome is founded.
- The Greifswald University Library is founded.
- Count Ludwig II of Nassau founds the Ludwigsgymnasium in Saarbrücken .
- November 1st : William Shakespeare's tragedy Othello is performed for the first time at the Palace of Whitehall in London .
- November 30th : First demonstrable celebration of the Andreas Mass in Detmold .
- The Italian baroque painter Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio completes his work The Entombment of Christ . His work in oil on canvas was painted for the church of Santa Maria in Vallicella in Rome, where it serves as an altarpiece.
- William Shakespeare wrote the comedy Measure for Measure ( Measure for Measure ).
- The Magdeburg cathedral vicar and theologian Georgius Koppehele founds the George Koppehele'sche Family Foundation .
- In his work Naometria , the humanist Simon Studion makes prophecies about the future course of world history.
January to May
- January 1 : Gottfried Olearius , German Protestant theologian († 1685 )
- January 3 : Jakob Balde , German Jesuit and poet († 1668 )
- February 20 : Arthur Capell, 1st Baron Capell of Hadham , English nobleman, politician and military man († 1649 )
- March 10 : Johann Rudolph Glauber , German pharmacist and chemist († 1670 )
- March 18 : John IV , King of Portugal, the first monarch of the House of Braganza († 1656 )
- April 3 : Bodo von Hodenberg , German administrative officer and poet († 1650 )
- April 5 : Charles IV , Duke of Lorraine († 1675 )
- April 17 : Frans Luycx , Flemish portrait painter († 1668 )
- May 8th (baptized): Andrea Vaccaro , Neapolitan painter († 1670 )
- Abdurrahman Hibri , Ottoman poet and historiographer († 1658 or 1659 ) May:
June to December
- June 4 : Claudia de 'Medici , Archduchess of Austria and Duchess of Tyrol († 1648 )
- June 17 : Moritz von Nassau , Dutch field marshal and governor of Dutch Brazil († 1679 )
- June 28 : Heinrich Albert , German song writer and composer († 1651 )
- June 30th : Margarete Elisabeth von Leiningen-Westerburg , Countess of Leiningen and Regent of Hessen-Homburg († 1667 )
- August 4th : François Hédelin , French writer and theoretician of theater († 1676 )
- August 16 : Bernhard von Sachsen-Weimar , general in the Thirty Years War († 1639 )
- November 3 : Osman II , Sultan of the Ottoman Empire († 1622 )
- November 7th : Christoph Tinctorius , German medic († 1662 )
- November 26th : Johann Bach , eldest son of Hans Bach, brother of Christoph and Heinrich Bach († 1673 )
Exact date of birth unknown
- George Abbot , English writer († 1649 )
- Charles Beaubrun , French painter († 1694 )
- Ulick Burke, 1st Marquess of Clanricarde , English nobleman and general († 1657 )
- Francesco Foggia , Italian Baroque composer († 1688 )
- Johan van Galen , Dutch squadron commander († 1653 )
- January 4th : Ferenc Nadasdy , Hungarian nobleman, "the black knight", husband of Elisabeth Báthory (* 1555 )
- January 11th : Johann Adam von Bicken , Archbishop and Elector of Mainz (* 1564 )
- January 18 : Dorothea Katharina von Brandenburg-Ansbach , by marriage Countess of Meißen (* 1538 )
- January 23 : Melchior Junius , German rhetorician and humanist (* 1545 )
- February 1 : Johannes Zuidlareus , Dutch theologian and preacher of the Reformation period (* 1545 )
- February 20 : Mateu Fletxa el Jove , Catalan composer (* 1530 )
- May 5th : Claudio Merulo , Italian composer and organist (* 1533)
- May 23 : Peter Ernst Mansfeld , governor in the Netherlands and Brussels (* 1517 )
- June 5 : Thomas Muffet , English doctor and naturalist (* 1553 )
- June 11 : Valentin Schindler , German philologist and orientalist (* 1543 )
- June 18 : Johann Conrad Meyer , Swiss politician and mayor of Schaffhausen (* 1544 )
- June 24th : Edward de Vere, 17th Earl of Oxford , English nobleman, Lord Great Chamberlain at the court of Elizabeth I, possible author of Shakespeare's works (* 1550 )
- August 12 : Johann I , Count Palatinate and Duke of Pfalz-Zweibrücken (* 1550 )
- August 29 : Otto Heinrich , Count Palatine and Duke of Palatinate-Sulzbach (* 1556 )
- September 17th : Henning Brabandt , German lawyer, citizen captain and ducal court procurator (* around 1550 )
- October 18 : Igram van Achelen , Frisian politician (* around 1528)
- October 24th : Za Dengel , Emperor of Ethiopia
- October 25 : Claude de La Trémoille , Duke of Thouars (* 1566 )
- November 21 : Hercule , Lord of Monaco (* 1562 )
- November 28 : Margaretha Elisabeth von Manderscheid-Blankenheim-Gerolstein , abbess of the Essen monastery (* 1575 )
- December 16 : Georgius Koppehele , German theologian and founder of the George Koppehele'schen Family Foundation (* 1538 )