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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 27 » Gunpowder Plot: The trial of Guy Fawkes and other conspirators begins, ending with their execution on January 31.
  • January 31 » Gunpowder Plot: Four of the conspirators, including Guy Fawkes, are executed for treason by hanging, drawing and quartering, for plotting against Parliament and King James.
  • February 26 » The Janszoon voyage of 1605–06 becomes the first European expedition to set foot on Australia, although it is mistaken as a part of New Guinea.
  • April 10 » The Virginia Company of London is established by royal charter by James I of England with the purpose of establishing colonial settlements in North America.
  • December 19 » The ships Susan Constant, Godspeed, and Discovery depart England carrying settlers who founded, at Jamestown, Virginia, the first of the thirteen colonies that became the United States.
  • December 20 » The Virginia Company loads three ships with settlers and sets sail to establish Jamestown, Virginia, the first permanent English settlement in the Americas.



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Names that were popular for boys in 1606
  • Jan
  • Cornelis
  • Joannes
  • John
  • Pieter
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  • Willem
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  • Pierre
  • Johann
  • Adrianus
Names that were popular for girls in 1606
  • Maria
  • Anna
  • Elisabeth
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  • Elizabeth
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  • Mary
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  • Margaretha
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  • Agnes
  • Anne
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