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Emperor Ferdinand II.
Ferdinand II is crowned Emperor of the Holy Roman Empire .
Johannes Kepler
Johannes Kepler publishes the Harmonice Mundi with Kepler's third law .
Contemporary depiction of Frederick V's coronation as King of Bohemia
Friedrich V of the Palatinate is in Prague's Wenceslas Chapel
the King of Bohemia crowned.
1619 in other calendars
Armenian calendar 1067/68 (turn of the year July)
Ethiopian calendar 1611/12 (11/12 September)
Bengali solar calendar 1024/25 (beginning of April 14th or 15th)
Buddhist calendar 2162/63 (southern Buddhism); 2161/62 (alternative calculation according to Buddha's Parinirvana )
Chinese calendar 71st (72nd) cycle

Year of the Earth- Sheep 己未 ( at the beginning of the year Earth-Horse 戊午)

Chula Sakarat (Siam, Myanmar) / Dai calendar (Vietnam) 981/982 (turn of the year April)
Dangun era (Korea) 3952/53 (October 2/3)
Iranian calendar 997/998
Islamic calendar 1028/29 (turn of the year 7/8 December)
Jewish calendar 5379/80 (September 8/9)
Coptic calendar 1335/36 (September 11-12)
Malayalam calendar 794/795
Seleucid era Babylon: 1929/30 (turn of the year April)

Syria: 1930/31 (turn of the year October)

Vikram Sambat (Nepalese Calendar) 1675/76 (April)


Politics and world events

Thirty Years' War

Heinrich Matthias von Thurn
  • April 22nd : Heinrich Matthias von Thurn marches into Moravia with an army to persuade the Moravian estates to join the Bohemian uprising .
  • April 30th : Wallenstein attempts to bring his Moravian regiment to Vienna in order to remove it from the influence of the Bohemian rebels and to unite with the imperial army.
  • May 2nd : The Brno State Parliament joins the uprising of the estates. He arrives in Vienna on May 5th .
  • May 11 : Wallenstein was expelled from the country forever by the Moravian estates and loses all of his goods and possessions in Moravia.
  • May 29th : Bohemian troops under Heinrich Matthias von Thurn conquer Laa an der Thaya .
  • June 5 : With the “ storm petition ” in the Vienna Hofburg, the Lower Austrian Protestant representatives of Archduke Ferdinand, led by Paul Jakob von Starhemberg, try in vain to obtain a peace waiver with the rebellious Bohemia and concessions with regard to the practice of the Protestant faith.
  • June 6th : The Bohemian estates under Heinrich Matthias von Thurn stand before Vienna . An unsuccessful siege of the city follows until June 12th .
Battle of Sablat in the Hogenberg history sheets
Bethlen Gábor

Voyages of discovery

American colonies



  • March 2 : The Hamburg bank , founded by the City Council of Hamburg to facilitate trade for merchants, begins business operations.

science and technology

  • October 18 : A scientific colloquium takes place in Ulm on the question of whether comets are God's wonderful signs of calamity or natural phenomena.
A section from the map of the Iller river area
  • In Augsburg, the German cartographer Johann Christoph Hurter published a map of the entire Iller river basin ( Illerae Amnis ac utrinque adiacentis Alemanniae Geographica Descriptio. Des Illerstroms and the surrounding Allgöws detailed description ), which is considered to be the oldest topographical representation of the Allgäu.


Title page, 1619


The beheading of Johan van Oldenbarnevelt

Historical maps and views

Plan of Tottenham Parish 1619
Elchingen 1619


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Second half of the year

Jean-Baptiste Colbert

Exact date of birth unknown


First half of the year

Emperor Matthias

Second half of the year

Hans Lipperhey

Exact date of death unknown

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