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Events and People Who Made History in the Year 1602 AD

January

January 2: Battle at Kinsale, Ireland: English army beats Spanish
January 2: Spanish force in Ireland surrender to the English at Kinsdale

March

March 20: United Dutch East Indian Company (VOC) forms

May

May 15: Cape Cod discovered by English navigator Bartholomew Gosnold
May 21: Martha's Vineyard 1st sighted (Captain Bartholomew Gosnold)

September

September 19: Grave surrenders to earl Mauritius

December

December 5: Giulio Caccini's "Euridice," premieres in Florence
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