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Events and People Who Made History in the Year 1611 AD

March

March 4: George Abbot appointed archbishop of Canterbury

April

April 14: Word "telescope" is 1st used (Prince Federico Cesi)

May

May 23: Matthias von Habsburg chosen king of Bohemia

June

June 13: John Fabricius dedicates earliest sunspot publication
June 22: Henry Hudson and son set adrift in Hudson Bay by mutineers
June 23: Henry Hudson set adrift in Hudson Bay by mutineers on his ship Discovery and never seen again

August

August 11: Emperor Rudolf forces out king of Bohemia

October

October 30: Gustaaf II Adolf (17) becomes king of Sweden

November

November 1: Shakespeare's romantic comedy "Tempest" 1st presented
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