1612 in History – What happened in year 1612


In history, year 1612 has its own importance and known for many memorable events like famous birthdays, inventions, natural disaster, treaties, change of rulers, special days etc. Find below a list of important historical events which happened during the year 1612.

Know what happened in 1612:

Date/MonthEvent / Incidence / Incident
19 AugustThe 'Samlesbury witches', three women from the Lancashirevillage of Samlesbury, were accused of practising witchcraft in one ofthe most famous witch trials in English history.
28 DecemberGalileo became the first person to observe the planet Neptune,although he mistakenly catalogued it as a fixed star.
18 AugustThe trials of the Pendle witches, among the most famous ofEngland's witch trials, began at the assizes in Lancaster.
28 DecemberGalileo became the first person to observe the planet Neptune,although he mistakenly catalogued it as a fixed star.
18 AugustThe trials of the Pendle and Samlesbury witches, among the mostfamous of England's witch trials, began at the assizes in Lancaster.


List of famous birthdays in the year 1612:

Date/MonthName / Profession / Country
02 AugustSaskia van Uylenburgh / Model / Netherlands
06 February Antoine Arnauld / Mathematician / France
07 February Thomas Killigrew / Playwright / United Kingdom
15 February Paul de Chomedey / Soldier / France
17 January Thomas Fairfax / Politician / United Kingdom
20 March Anne Bradstreet / Poet / United States of America
23 JuneAndré Tacquet / Priest / Belgium
25 JuneJohn Albert Vasa / Cardinal / Poland
26 JulyMurad IV / Sultan / Turkey
28 AugustMarcus Zuerius van Boxhorn / Scholar / Netherlands
28 February John Pearson / Bishop / United Kingdom

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