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1611Shakespeare's romantic comedy "Tempest" 1st presented

1611 Historical Events
Date Event
Mar 4
George Abbot appointed Archbishop of Canterbury 
Apr 14
Word "telescope" is 1st used (Prince Federico Cesi) 
Apr 20
First known performance of Shakespeare's tragedy Macbeth at the Globe Theatre, London recorded by Simon Forman 
Apr 28
Establishment of the Pontifical and Royal University of Santo Tomas, The Catholic University of the Philippines, the oldest existing university in Asia and the largest Catholic university in the world. 
May 23
Matthias von Habsburg chosen king of Bohemia 
Jun 13
John Fabricius dedicates earliest sunspot publication 
Jun 22
Henry Hudson set adrift in Hudson Bay by mutineers on his ship Discovery & never seen again 
Aug 11
Emperor Rudolf forces out king of Bohemia 
Oct 30
Gustaaf II Adolf (17) becomes king of Sweden 
Nov 1
Shakespeare's romantic comedy "Tempest" 1st presented 
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