< MDC = 1600 >
Events in 1600
|11 January:|| ||The Julian calendar including its New Year's Day is delayed by 10 days.|
|17 February:|| ||Giordano Bruno, Italian astronomer, found guilty of heresy by the Roman Inquisition, dies by burning at the stake in Rome at age 51 or 52.|
|6 March:|| ||The thirty days of Ramadan in the Islamic year 1008 begin at the first sighting of the lunar crescent.|
|19 March:|| ||The resurrection of Jesus Christ is celebrated Easter Sunday following the first full moon following the spring equinox as fixed by the Council of Nicaea in 325.|
|29 March:|| ||Jews celebrate Pesach for the next seven or eight days.|
|5 April:|| ||Muslims celebrate the Conclusion of the Fast on the first day of the month Shawwal.|
|7 May:|| ||Seven weeks after Easter Christians celebrate Pentecost, possibly since 68 AD.|
|12 June:|| ||Muslims celebrate the Festival of Sacrifice on the tenth day of the month Dhu al-Hijjah.|
|26 July:|| ||Shortly after dawn in Banbury, England two masons demolish the 15th century High Cross as a pagan symbol by orders of the puritan city council, to be replaced in 1859 by the current Banbury Cross.|
|4 Augustus:|| ||Shakespeare's plays “Much Ado about Nothing” and “As You Like It” are registered in the trade record book of the Stationers' Company of London.|
|18 September:|| ||Jews celebrate Yom Kippur since sunset last night.|
|8 October:|| ||Shakespeare's play “A Midsummer Night's Dream” is registered the Stationers' Company of London record book.|
|8 October:|| ||The “Statuta Decreta ac Ordinamenta Illustris Reipublicae ac Perpetuae Libertatis Terrae Sancti Marini” enter into force, making the constitution of San Marino the oldest in the world.|
|24 December:|| ||Christmas Eve starts off the holidays celebrating the birth of Jesus of Nazareth.|
|31 December:|| ||The British East India Company receives its charter.|
People in 1600
Karel van Mander, El Greco, Pieter Both, Lodewijk Elsevier, John Napier, Pocahontas, Elizabeth I, Joseph Scaliger, Akbar the Great, Tycho Brahe, Johan van Oldenbarnevelt, Miguel de Cervantes, Walter Raleigh, Francis Bacon, William Shakespeare, Galileo Galilei, Maurice of Nassau, Johannes Kepler, Caravaggio, Ben Jonson, John Donne, Jacob Cats, Peter Paul Rubens, John Smith, James Ussher, Hugo Grotius, Jan Pieterszoon Coen, Joost van den Vondel, Shah Jahan, Nicolas Poussin, Jacob van Campen, Jan van Goyen, René Descartes, François Duquesnoy, Gian Lorenzo Bernini, Diego Velázquez and Oliver Cromwell celebrated their birthday this year.
The year 1600 was a leap year starting on a Saturday, just like 1508, 1536 and 1564 in the century before it and 1628, 1656 and 1684 in the next.
The coloured days highlight
other historical milestones, and recurring events such as anniversaries and
icons indicate the phases of the moon and appear only for dates in the Gregorian calendar, i.e. after 14 October 1582. The Chinese calendar is available only from 1645 to 2644, the first millenium since the last reform. The coloured columns mark the Sundays, the last day of the week per standard ISO-8601.
The normal calendar page for the current /year?2018 contains an introduction to the intriguing history of the year as we know it. The Calendar Converter has more detail. The so called Perpetual Calendar uses a trick from before the age of computers to find the weekday for any Gregorian date. Also see an overview of all historical events in the last six thousand years.
URL: < http://4umi.com/year?1600 >, created 23 January 2011, changed 13 September 2012, served 26 April 2018.