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Tsar Michael I of Russia
Mikhail Fyodorowitsch Romanov is elected Tsar in Russia .
Pieter Snayers (after a painting by Anthony van Dyck)
Pieter Snayers becomes free
master of the Guild of Luke .
Globe Theater, interior, replica
The first Globe Theater burns to the ground.
1613 in other calendars
Armenian calendar 1061/62 (turn of the year July)
Ethiopian calendar 1605/06 (September 10/11)
Bengali solar calendar 1018/1019 (beginning of April 14th or 15th)
Buddhist calendar 2156/57 (southern Buddhism); 2155/56 (alternative calculation according to Buddhas Parinirvana )
Chinese calendar 71st (72nd) cycle

Year of the water buffalo癸丑 ( at the beginning of the year water rat 壬子)

Chula Sakarat (Siam, Myanmar) / Dai calendar (Vietnam) 975/976 (turn of the year April)
Dangun era (Korea) 3946/47 (October 2/3)
Iranian calendar 991/992
Islamic calendar 1021/22 (turn of the year 20/21 February)
Jewish calendar 5373/74 (September 15/16)
Coptic calendar 1329/30 (10/11 September)
Malayalam calendar 788/789
Seleucid era Babylon: 1923/24 (turn of the year April)

Syria: 1924/25 (turn of the year October)

Vikram Sambat (Nepalese Calendar) 1669/70 (April)


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Title page of the novelas ejemplares

Miguel de Cervantes publishes the Novelas ejemplares . It is a collection of twelve short stories . The collection became a great success and over the years was published in countless editions and translated into numerous languages. Cervantes sees himself as the first to use the genre of the novella in Spanish literature. In his foreword he emphasizes that, in contrast to his novellas, the other "novelas" widespread in Spain are only translations and imitations of foreign models. The exemplary quality of his novellas is given in two ways. On the one hand, it consists in being exemplary in the moral sense and, on the other hand, being exemplary in relation to literary form can be assumed. However, Cervantes emphasizes in his preface that he is less concerned with preaching a certain moral than with making his empty hours interesting for the reader. Entertainment and moral instruction are both expressed in the exemplary novellas .



  • May 29th : Heavy thunderstorms trigger the Thuringian Flood . The bad nature is responsible for the deaths of 2,261 people.

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