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Events and People Who Made History in the Year 1616 AD

January

January 24: Jacques Le Maire discovers Street Lemaire/Cape Receiver

February

February 26: Spanish Inquisition delivers injunction to Galileo

March

March 5: Copernicus' "de Revolutionibus" placed on Catholic Forbidden index
March 20: Walter Raleigh released from Tower of London to seek gold in Guyana

April

April 23: Netherlands buys De Briel/Vlissingen/Fort Rammekens from England
April 30: English King Jacob I leaves Brielle/Vlissingen

May

May 3: Treaty of Loudun kills French civil war

October

October 25: VOC-ship "The Eendracht" discovers Dirk-Hartogeiland, Australia

November

November 20: Bishop Richelieu becomes French minister of Foreign affairs/War
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