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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)
  • February 24 » L'Orfeo by Claudio Monteverdi, one of the first works recognized as an opera, receives its première performance.
  • March 10 » Susenyos I defeats the combined armies of Yaqob and Abuna Petros II at the Battle of Gol in Gojjam, making him Emperor of Ethiopia.
  • April 26 » English colonists make landfall at Cape Henry, Virginia.
  • May 14 » Jamestown, Virginia is settled as an English colony.
  • May 24 » One hundred English settlers disembark in Jamestown, the first permanent English colony in America.
  • September 4 » The Flight of the Earls takes place in Ireland.



Born on September 16

Died on September 16

Names that were popular for boys in 1607
  • Jan
  • Cornelis
  • Joannes
  • Jean
  • Willem
  • Pieter
  • Jacob
  • John
  • Thomas
  • William
  • Pierre
  • Johannes
  • Robert
  • Petrus
  • Adrianus
Names that were popular for girls in 1607
  • Maria
  • Anna
  • Catharina
  • Elisabeth
  • Elizabeth
  • Mary
  • Marie
  • Joanna
  • Anne
  • Jeanne
  • Neeltje
  • Cornelia
  • Johanna
  • Margaretha
  • Barbara