|Centuries:||16th century - 17th century - 18th century|
|Decades:|| 1580s 1590s 1600s - 1610s - 1620s 1630s 1640s
|Years:||1615 1616 1617 - 1618 - 1619 1620 1621|
|1618 in topic:|
|Subjects: Archaeology – Architecture –|
|Art – Literature – Music – Science|
|Leaders: State leaders – Colonial governors|
|Category: Establishments – Disestablishments|
|Births – Deaths – Works|
Events of 1618
January - June
- March 8 - Johannes Kepler discovers the third law of planetary motion (he soon rejects the idea after some initial calculations were made but on May 15 confirms the discovery).
- May 23 - The Second Defenestration of Prague - Protestant noblemen throw three representatives of Ferdinand II out of a window. The event precipitates the Thirty Years' War.
- June 14 – Estimated date when Joris Veseler prints the first Dutch newspaper Courante uyt Italien in Amsterdam.
- July 20 - Pluto reached, according to sophisticated mathematical calculations, its second most recent aphelion. The next one occurred in 1866, and the following one will occur in 2113.
July - December
- August 29 - Johan van Oldenbarnevelt and Hugo Grotius are imprisoned by Maurice of Nassau.
- September 18 - marks the beginning of the 13th Baktun in the Mesoamerican Long Count calendar, the final phase of the Great Cycle.
- September 19-November 21 - Siege of Plzeň
- October 29 - English adventurer, writer, and courtier Sir Walter Raleigh is beheaded for allegedly conspiring against James I of England.
- November 13 - the Synod of Dordrecht has its first meeting.
- The markgraves of Brandenburg are granted Polish approval to inherit the Duchy of Prussia.
- Change of emperor of the Ottoman Empire from Mustafa I (1617-1623) to Osman II (1618-1622).
- The 3000 seat Teatro Farnese, the first permanent proscenium theatre, was built into the Great Hall of the Palazzo della Pilotta in Parma, Italy in 1618.
- The Chinese embassy presents tea to the Russian tsar.
|Gregorian calendar||1618 |
|Ab urbe condita||2371|
|Armenian calendar||1067 |
|Bahá'í calendar||-226 – -225|
|Coptic calendar||1334 – 1335|
|Ethiopian calendar||1610 – 1611|
|Hebrew calendar||5378 – 5379|
|- Vikram Samvat||1673 – 1674|
|- Shaka Samvat||1540 – 1541|
|- Kali Yuga||4719 – 4720|
|Iranian calendar||996 – 997|
|Islamic calendar||1027 – 1028|
|- Imperial Year||Kōki 2278|
|Thai solar calendar||2161|
- January 1 - Bartolomé Estéban Murillo, Spanish painter (d. 1682)
- April 2 - Francesco Maria Grimaldi, Italian mathematician and physicist (d. 1663)
- April 13 - Roger de Rabutin, French writer (d. 1693)
- November 3 - Aurangzeb, Mughal Emperor of India (d. 1707)
- November - Simon Arnauld de Pomponne, French diplomat and minister of Louis XIV (d. 1699)
- date unknown
- See also 1618 births.
- February 20 - Philip William (b. 1554)
- March 23 - James Hamilton, Scottish politician (born c 1575)
- June 7 - Thomas West, English Governor of Virginia (b. 1577)
- August 23 - Gerbrand Adriaensz Bredero, Dutch writer (b. 1585)
- September 28 - Joshua Sylvester, English poet (b. 1563)
- October 29 - Sir Walter Raleigh, English courtier and settler of Virginia (executed) (b. 1554)
- November 2 - Archduke Maximilian III of Austria (b. 1558)
- December 6 - Jacques-Davy Duperron, French cardinal (b. 1556)
- December 10 - Giulio Caccini, Italian composer (born 1551)
- probable - Chief Powhatan, whose proper name was Wahunsenacawh, father of Pocahontas (born c.1547)
- See also 1618 deaths.
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People of the year 1618 at Familypedia
64 people were born in 1618
46 children were born to the 29 women born in 1618
27 people died in 1618
2545 people lived in 1618
Events of the year 1618 at Familypedia
48 people were married in 1618.
There were 0 military battles in 1618.