|Centuries:||16th century - 17th century - 18th century|
|Decades:|| 1580s 1590s 1600s - 1610s - 1620s 1630s 1640s
|Years:||1609 1610 1611 - 1612 - 1613 1614 1615|
|1612 in topic:|
|Subjects: Archaeology – Architecture –|
|Art – Literature – Music – Science|
|Leaders: State leaders – Colonial governors|
|Category: Establishments – Disestablishments|
|Births – Deaths – Works|
For the Russian epic movie, see 1612_(film)
Events of 1612
January - June
- January 20 - November 4 - Popular uprising in Moscow expels Polish troops.
- March 2 - False Dmitry III is recognised as tsar by the Cossacks.
- May 10 - Shah Jahan marries Mumtaz Mahal.
- May 23/25 - Sicilian-Neapolitan galley fleet defeats Tunisians at La Goulette.
July - December
- November 30 - Battle of Swally: Forces of the British East India Company and Portugal engage off the coast of India, which the British win.
- December 28 - Galileo Galilei becomes the first astronomer to observe the planet Neptune when it was in conjunction with Jupiter, yet he mistakenly catalogued it as a fixed star because of its extremely slow motion along the ecliptic. Neptune was not truly discovered until 1846, about 234 years after Galileo first sighted it with his telescope.
- Jamestown: John Rolfe exports first crop of improved tobacco (seeds from Trinidad).
- The Pendle witch trials are held in Pendle, Lancashire.
- Axel Oxenstierna becomes Lord High Chancellor of Sweden.
- Nagoya Castle is completed.
- Thomas Shelton's English translation of the first half of Don Quixote is published. It is the first translation of the Spanish novel into any language.
|Gregorian calendar||1612 |
|Ab urbe condita||2365|
|Armenian calendar||1061 |
|Bahá'í calendar||-232 – -231|
|Coptic calendar||1328 – 1329|
|Ethiopian calendar||1604 – 1605|
|Hebrew calendar||5372 – 5373|
|- Vikram Samvat||1667 – 1668|
|- Shaka Samvat||1534 – 1535|
|- Kali Yuga||4713 – 4714|
|Iranian calendar||990 – 991|
|Islamic calendar||1020 – 1021|
|- Imperial Year||Kōki 2272|
|Thai solar calendar||2155|
- January 17 - Thomas Fairfax, English Civil War general (died 1671)
- February 6 - Antoine Arnauld, French theologian (died 1694)
- February 15 - Paul Chomedey de Maisonneuve, French colonial missionary and first governor of Montréal (died 1676)
- February 22 - George Digby, English statesman (died 1677)
- February 28 - John Pearson, English theologian (died 1686)
- June 16 - Murad IV, Ottoman Sultan (died 1640)
- June 23 - André Tacquet, Belgian mathematician (died 1660)
- June 25 - John Albert Vasa, Polish bishop (died 1634)
- August 28 - Marcus Zuerius van Boxhorn, Dutch scholar (died 1653)
- November 17 - Dorgon, Manchu prince (died 1650)
- December 4 - Samuel Butler, English satirist (died 1680)
- December 12 - Nicholas II (died 1670)
- date unknown - James Graham, Scottish soldier (died 1650)
- date unknown - Anne Bradstreet, Puritan poet (died 1672)
- See also 1612 births.
- January 20 - Rudolf II (born 1552)
- February 12 - Christopher Clavius, German mathematician and astronomer (born 1538)
- April 11 - Emanuel van Meteren, Flemish historian (born 1535)
- April 11 - Edward Wightman, English Baptist preacher (burned at the stake) (born 1566)
- May 24 - Robert Cecil, English statesman and spymaster (born 1563)
- June 8 - Hans Leo Hassler, German composer (born 1562)
- July 29 - Jacques Bongars, French scholar and diplomat (born 1554)
- August 4 - Hugh Broughton, English scholar (born 1549)
- August 12 - Giovanni Gabrieli, Italian composer (born c. 1554)
- September 9 - Nakagawa Hidenari, Japanese warlord (born 1570)
- September 12 - Tsar Vasili IV of Russia (born 1552)
- October 7 - Giovanni Battista Guarini, Italian poet (born 1538)
- November 6 - Henry Frederick (born 1594)
- November 12 - John Harington, English writer (born 1561)
- See also 1612 deaths.
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People of the year 1612 at Familypedia
71 people were born in 1612
33 children were born to the 25 women born in 1612
30 people died in 1612
2354 people lived in 1612
Events of the year 1612 at Familypedia
38 people were married in 1612.
There were 0 military battles in 1612.