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Events in 1615
|1 January:|| ||Muslims celebrate the Festival of Sacrifice on the tenth day of the month Dhu al-Hijjah.|
|11 January:|| ||The Julian calendar including its New Year's Day is delayed by 10 days.|
|6 March:|| ||Pieter Both, the first governor-general of the Dutch East Indies, dies at age 46 or 47 when his ship on its way to Holland is wrecked in a storm on the coast of Mauritius.|
|5 April:|| ||The resurrection of Jesus Christ is celebrated Easter Sunday after the first full moon after the spring equinox as fixed by the Council of Nicaea in 325.|
|13 April:|| ||Jews celebrate Pesach for the next seven or eight days.|
|24 May:|| ||Seven weeks after Easter Christians celebrate Pentecost, possibly since 68 AD.|
|14 June:|| ||Jacob le Maire and Willem Schouten set sail from Texel in the United Provinces on their ships the Eendracht and Hoorn, named after Schouten's birthplace Hoorn in Holland, on their way to discover Cape Horn.|
|14 September:|| ||The thirty days of Ramadan in the Islamic year 1024 begin at the first sighting of the lunar crescent.|
|3 October:|| ||Jews celebrate Yom Kippur since sunset last night.|
|14 October:|| ||Muslims celebrate the Conclusion of the Fast on the first day of the month Shawwal.|
|21 December:|| ||Muslims celebrate the Festival of Sacrifice on the tenth day of the month Dhu al-Hijjah.|
|24 December:|| ||Christmas Eve starts off the holidays celebrating the birth of Jesus of Nazareth.|
People in 1615
Lodewijk Elsevier, John Napier, Pocahontas, Mumtaz Mahal, Trijntje Keever, Johan van Oldenbarnevelt, Miguel de Cervantes, Walter Raleigh, Francis Bacon, William Shakespeare, Galileo Galilei, Maurice of Nassau, Johannes Kepler, 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, Oliver Cromwell, Pierre de Fermat, Rembrandt van Rijn, Murad IV Ghazi and John Wilkins celebrated their birthday this year.
The year 1615 was a common year starting on a Thursday, just like 1517, 1523, 1534, 1545, 1551, 1562, 1573, 1579, 1587, 1598 and 1609 in the century before it and 1626, 1637, 1643, 1654, 1665, 1671, 1682, 1693, 1699, 1705 and 1711 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?2017 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?1615 >, created 23 January 2011, changed 13 September 2012, served 27 May 2017.