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Heads of State · Nekrolog

Stephan Bocskai
Stephan Bocskai ,
Prince in Transylvania ,
is believed to be poisoned.
Pseudodimitri I.
The fake Dimitri
is murdered
by Vasily Shuisky in a nobility revolt .
Union Jack 1606
James I./VI. introduces the Union Jack by decree in England and Scotland .
1606 in other calendars
Armenian calendar 1050/51 (turn of the year July)
Ethiopian calendar 1598/99 (September 10-11)
Bengali solar calendar 1011/12 (beginning of April 14th or 15th)
Buddhist calendar 2149/50 (southern Buddhism); 2148/2149 (alternative calculation according to Buddha's Parinirvana )
Chinese calendar 71st (72nd) cycle

Year of the fire horse丙午 ( at the beginning of the year wood snake 乙巳)

Chula Sakarat (Siam, Myanmar) / Dai calendar (Vietnam) 968/969 (turn of the year April)
Dangun era (Korea) 3939/40 (October 2/3)
Iranian calendar 984/985
Islamic calendar 1014/15 (turn of the year 8/9 May)
Jewish calendar 5366/67 (October 1-2)
Coptic Calendar 1322/23 (September 10-11)
Malayalam calendar 781/782
Seleucid era Babylon: 1916/17 (turn of the year April)

Syria: 1917/18 (turn of the year October)

Vikram Sambat (Nepalese Calendar) 1662/63 (April)


Politics and world events

England / Scotland

Eighty Years War

The siege of Groenlo by the Dutch in November ( Pieter Snayers )

Central Europe


Coronation of Marina Mniszech in Moscow by Tommaso Dolabella
  • May 8: Tsar Pseudodimitri I marries in the Dormition Cathedral , the daughter of the Polish magnate Marina Mniszech , triggering a wave of anti-Latin protests among Moscow boyars.
  • May 17th: The fake Dimitri , who allegedly became the son of Ivan IV as the Russian tsar , is murdered by revolting nobles. Vasily IV was proclaimed his successor on May 19 by his party friends and was crowned tsar on June 1, 1606. With Swedish help, he managed to hold the throne until 1610 before he could be overthrown at the instigation of Poland.
  • October 28 to December 2: Siege of Moscow for five weeks. After the assassination of the fake Dimitris, an opposition movement against the new boyar tzar Vasily IV formed in the southern regions among his former supporters , which expanded into a social protest movement. Their leader Ivan Isajewitsch Bolotnikow gathers rebellious peasants and servants around him and in July 1606 sets out from Putywl to march on Moscow. After the defeat at Kotly and the storming of Kolomenskoye to Kaluga , the rebels finally left .


Voyages of discovery

The route of Willem Jansz on the Duyfken



Visual arts

Venetian harbor scene

Music and theater



Historical maps and views

Virginia 1606


Date of birth saved

Pierre Corneille
  • 0July 6th: Justus Henricus Heidfeldt , Reformed theologian and philologist, teacher at the Count's court in Dillenburg († 1667)
Rembrandt van Rijn, 1660
  • 0November 9: Hermann Conring , polyhistor, personal physician to Christina of Sweden, Danish State Councilor and head of the Bremen-Verdean archive in Stade († 1681)
  • 0November 9: Christoph Althofer , German Lutheran theologian († 1660)
  • November 12: Jeanne Mance , French lay sister and nurse († 1673)
  • November 13: Giacinto Andrea Cicognini , Italian playwright and librettist († 1649)

Exact date of birth unknown


First half of the year

The Gunpowder Plot Conspirators: Guy Fawkes is third from right

Second half of the year

Exact date of death unknown

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