February 13 - Galileo Galilei
arrives in Rome for his trial before the Inquisition.Galileo Galilei
is forced to recant his heliocentric views. Eppur si muove.
Foreign missionaries are expelled from Ethiopia by Negus Fasilidas.Births
February 23 - Samuel Pepys
, English civil servant and diarist.
October 14 - Prince James Stuart
, later King James II of England and Ireland
and King James VII of Scotland.
August 5 - Archbishop George Abbot
, archbishop of Canterbury.
August 12 - Jacopo Peri
, composer.To my Homepage