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  • Stadhouder Prins Maurits (Huis van Oranje) was from 1585 till 1625 sovereign of the Netherlands (also known as Republiek der Zeven Verenigde Nederlanden)
  • January 16 » The first edition of El ingenioso hidalgo Don Quijote de la Mancha (Book One of Don Quixote) by Miguel de Cervantes is published in Madrid, Spain.
  • August 8 » The city of Oulu, Finland, is founded by Charles IX of Sweden.
  • September 27 » The armies of Sweden are defeated by the Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth in the Battle of Kircholm.
  • November 5 » Gunpowder Plot: Guy Fawkes is arrested.
  • November 8 » Robert Catesby, ringleader of the Gunpowder Plotters, is killed.



Born on April 17

Died on April 17

Names that were popular for boys in 1605
  • Jan
  • Cornelis
  • Pieter
  • Willem
  • Joannes
  • Jacob
  • Jean
  • Gerrit
  • Adriaen
  • Leendert
  • William
  • Petrus
  • John
  • Thomas
  • Johan
Names that were popular for girls in 1605
  • Maria
  • Anna
  • Catharina
  • Elisabeth
  • Neeltje
  • Marie
  • Jeanne
  • Anne
  • Elizabeth
  • Mary
  • Barbara
  • Joanna
  • Margaretha
  • Lijsbeth
  • Cornelia