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1605Gunpowder Plot; attempt to blow up King James I while he opened Parliament. Plot discovered and Guy Fawkes caught and tortured. He and seven others were later executed

1605The first edition of El ingenioso hidalgo Don Quijote de la Mancha (Book One of Don Quixote) by Miguel de Cervantes is published in Madrid.

1605 Historical Events
Date Event
Jan 6
The first edition of El ingenioso hidalgo Don Quijote de la Mancha (Book One of Don Quixote) by Miguel de Cervantes is published in Madrid. 
Jan 13
The controversial play Eastward Hoe by Ben Jonson, George Chapman, and John Marston is performed, landing two of the authors in prison. 
Feb 25
Portuguese garrison on Ambon surrenders to Admiral Van der Haghen 
May 16
Camillo Borghese elected to succeed Pope Leo XI becomes Paul V 
Jun 10
False Dimitri I, an impostor, crowned Russian tsar (rules 1605-1606) 
Aug 8
The city of Oulu, Finland, is founded by Charles IX of Sweden. 
Aug 18
Spanish army under of general Spinola conquerors Lingen 
Sep 27
The armies of Sweden are utterly defeated by the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth in the Battle of Kircholm. 
Oct 3
Chinese uprising on Philippines, Tondo/Quiapo massacre 
Oct 27
Spanish army under General Spinola occupies Wachtendonk 
Nov 5
Gunpowder Plot; attempt to blow up King James I while he opened Parliament. Plot discovered and Guy Fawkes caught and tortured. He and seven others were later executed 
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