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Philippe de Champaigne: Cardinal Richelieu - Not portrayed sitting like an ecclesiastical ruler, but standing like a secular prince
Cardinal Richelieu becomes
First Minister in France .
John Smith: The General Historie of Virginia, New-England, and the Summer Isles
John Smith is the author of The General History of Virginia .
Map of the siege of Breda by Ambrosio Spinola
The siege of Breda in the Eighty Years War begins.
1624 in other calendars
Armenian calendar 1072/73 (turn of the year July)
Ethiopian calendar 1616/17 (September 10-11)
Bengali solar calendar 1029/30 (beginning of April 14th or 15th)
Buddhist calendar 2167/68 (southern Buddhism); 2166/67 (alternative calculation according to Buddhas Parinirvana )
Chinese calendar 71/72 (72./73.) Cycle

Year of the Wood Rat甲子 ( at the beginning of the year Water Pig 癸亥)

Chula Sakarat (Siam, Myanmar) / Dai calendar (Vietnam) 986/987 (turn of the year April)
Dangun era (Korea) 3957/58 (October 2/3)
Iranian calendar 1002/03
Islamic calendar 1033/34 (turn of the year 13/14 October)
Jewish calendar 5384/85 (September 13-14)
Coptic calendar 1340/41 (September 10-11)
Malayalam calendar 799/800
Seleucid era Babylon: 1934/35 (turn of the year April)

Syria: 1935/36 (turn of the year October)

Vikram Sambat (Nepalese Calendar) 1680/81 (April)


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John Smith


Bernini's David sculpture (3-D animation)


  • Decisio Saxonica : Decision of the theologians from Electoral Saxony under the leadership of the Dresden court theologian Matthias Hoë von Hoënegg in the so-called Kenosis-Krypsis dispute , essentially in favor of the Giessen and against the Tübingen side.


  • June 9th : The stored explosives in the Ostertorzwinger in Bremen are ignited by a lightning strike, whereupon 80 tons of powder and 30 tons of saltpeter explode and the tower is destroyed down to the foundation walls. Twelve people died in the explosion, most of them prisoners from the kennel. In addition, around a dozen houses are damaged.
  • August: The Norwegian city ​​of Oslo is devastated by a major fire. As a result, the city will not be rebuilt in the same place, but rather moved closer to Akershus Fortress under the name Christiania on the orders of King Christian IV .
  • November 11th : The Pomeranian municipality of Rügenwalde falls victim to a major fire in which, among other things, the Marienkirche is completely destroyed.

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