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Millennium: 2nd millennium
Centuries: 16th century17th century18th century
Decades: 1570s 1580s 1590s1600s1610s 1620s 1630s
Years: 1600 1601 1602 1603 1604 1605 1606 1607 1608 1609
Categories: BirthsDeathsArchitecture

The 1600s decade ran from January 1, 1600, to December 31, 1609. It was the first decade of the 17th century.

Events and trends

Many inventions and institutions were created. Hans Lippershey invented a telescope in 1608, which was used by Galileo the next year. The newspaper Avisa Relation oder Zeitung was founded in Augsburg. Cornelius Drebbel invented the thermostat in 1609.

  • 1602 – The first production of Hamlet was held.
  • November 5th, 1605, Guy Fawkes and 13 other men plot to blow up the English Parliment and everyone inside. Guy Fawkes was guarding the explosives when he was caught. "Remember, remember, the Fifth of November, the Gunpowder Treason and Plot. I know of no reason why the Gunpowder Treason should ever be forgot."


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