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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 17 » Emperor Susenyos I of Ethiopia surprises an Oromo army at Ebenat; his army reportedly kills 12,000 Oromo at the cost of 400 of his men.
  • March 18 » Susenyos is formally crowned Emperor of Ethiopia.
  • April 19 » In Ireland: O'Doherty's Rebellion is launched by the Burning of Derry.
  • June 3 » Samuel de Champlain completes his third voyage to New France at Tadoussac, Quebec.
  • July 3 » Québec City is founded by Samuel de Champlain.
  • August 24 » The first official English representative to India lands in Surat.



Born on April 13

Died on April 13

Names that were popular for boys in 1608
  • Jan
  • Cornelis
  • Pieter
  • Thomas
  • John
  • Joannes
  • Jacob
  • Jean
  • Willem
  • Petrus
  • William
  • Gerrit
  • Pierre
  • Richard
  • Robert
Names that were popular for girls in 1608
  • Maria
  • Anna
  • Elisabeth
  • Catharina
  • Marie
  • Elizabeth
  • Mary
  • Joanna
  • Jeanne
  • Margaretha
  • Cornelia
  • Barbara
  • Anne
  • Neeltje
  • Adriana