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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)
  • The Second Defenestration of Prague precipitates the Thirty Years' War.
  • English adventurer, writer, and courtier Sir Walter Raleigh is beheaded for allegedly conspiring against James I of England.
  • Johannes Kepler confirms his previously rejected discovery of the third law of planetary motion (he first discovered it on March 8 but soon rejected the idea after some initial calculations were made).


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Names that were popular for boys in 1618
  • Jan
  • Cornelis
  • Joannes
  • Pieter
  • Petrus
  • Thomas
  • Jacob
  • Johan
  • Johannes
  • John
  • Willem
  • William
  • Claes
  • Jean
  • Henricus
Names that were popular for girls in 1618
  • Maria
  • Anna
  • Catharina
  • Elisabeth
  • Marie
  • Neeltje
  • Joanna
  • Elizabeth
  • Margaretha
  • Barbara
  • Mary
  • Anne
  • Johanna
  • Catherine
  • Cornelia