Timeline of events 1246--1631

  • A date of January 1 in a given year indicates that the year is certain but the month and day are not.
  • Exceptions are public appointments to Deft's city offices, which took effect on January 1 of each year.
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January 1, 1583 Holland switched to the Gregorian calendar
December 18, 1583 great-uncle Cornelis Sebastians van den Berch married Fijtgen Pieters van der Burch
January 1, 1584 great-grandfather Sebastian Cornelis van den Berch (-1605) appointed magistrate
July 10, 1584 William, Prince of Orange, assassinated in Prinsenhof.
February 16, 1585 great-uncle Jan Cornelis Verburch married Annitgen Gerretsdr.
January 1, 1586 great great-grandfather Jan Jacobs Hogenhouck (1539-1586) buried
January 1, 1586 great great-uncle Maerten Jans Hogenhouck (1550-1613) appointed to Veertigraad, served 1586-1613
January 1, 1588 great great-uncle Gerrit Jans van der Eyck (1550?-1620) appointed magistrate
January 24, 1588 grandfather Jacob Sebastians van den Berch (1566-1615) married Margriete (Cryntge) Cornelis Verburch
April 10, 1588 great-aunt Margaretha Sebastians van den Berch married Jan Jans van Halmael de Jonge
January 1, 1589 great great-uncle Jacob Ewouts van der Dussen (1530-1599) appointed mayor
January 1, 1592 great great-uncle Gerrit Jans van der Eyck (1550?-1620) appointed mayor
January 1, 1594 mother Margriete Jacobs van den Berch (c 1594-1664) baptized
May 22, 1594 grandfather Thonis Phillips Leeuwenhoek (-1643) married Geertgen Huygen (-1600)
January 1, 1596 father-in-law Johannes Swalmius (1596-1661) baptized
January 1, 1598 great great-uncle Maerten Jans Hogenhouck (1550-1613) appointed mayor in 1598
January 25, 1598 great-uncle Pieter Sebastians van den Berch (1568- before 1612) married Neeltgen Jacobs van Adrichem
July 8, 1598 great-grandmother Magdalena Jans van der Eyck buried in Oude Kerk
March 10, 1599 great great-grandfather Dirck Cornelis Verburch buried in Oude Kerk
April 8, 1599 Jacob Ewouts van der Dussen buried, age 69
January 1, 1600 Haardstedenregister paid by various family members as noted
January 1, 1600 Johan Sems and Jan Pieters Dou's Practijck des lantmetens published
November 1, 1600 grandmother Geertgen Huygen, first wife of Thonis Philips Leeuwenhoek, buried
February 1, 1601 grandfather Thonis Phillips Leeuwenhoek (-1643) registered as member of the Nederduits Gereformeerde Kerk
April 11, 1601 grandfather Thonis Phillips Leeuwenhoek (-1643) married Neeltge Cornelis
March 20, 1602 VOC (Vereenigde Oostindische Compagnie) chamber established in Delft
January 1, 1603 great-grandfather Sebastian Cornelis van den Berch (-1605) appointed magistrate
January 1, 1604 cousin Ewout Jacobs van der Dussen (1574-1653) appointed to Veertigraad
July 15, 1605 great-grandfather Sebastian Cornelis van den Berch buried in Oude Kerk
January 1, 1608 grandfather Jacob Sebastians van den Berch (1566-1615) appointed to Veertigraad
January 3, 1608 cousin Jacob Adriaens van der Dussen buried
October 31, 1609 step-grandmother Neeltge Cornelis buried
January 1, 1610 grandfather Jacob Sebastians van den Berch (1566-1615) appointed magistrate
September 19, 1610 grandfather Thonis Phillips Leeuwenhoek (-1643) married Truytgen Joriaens van Ham
September 1, 1612 step-grandmother Truytgen Joriaens van Ham buried
January 1, 1613 cousin Adriaan Maertens Hogenhouck (-1637) appointed to Veertigraad
January 5, 1613 grandfather Jacob Sebastians van den Berch (1566-1615) appointed Meester van Charitaten
July 24, 1613 great great-uncle Maerten Jans Hogenhouck (1550-1613) buried
January 1, 1614 cousin Adriaan Maertens Hogenhouck (-1637) appointed magistrate
January 11, 1614 grandfather Jacob Sebastians van den Berch (1566-1615) appointed warden of Oude Kerk and Nieuwe Kerk
April 6, 1614 grandfather Thonis Phillips Leeuwenhoek (-1643) married Agniesgen Bastiaens
June 1, 1614 cousin Aeltge Maertens Hogenhouck married Hugo Lucas van der Dussen
May 10, 1615 great-uncle Cornelis Philips Leeuwenhoek (-1616) married Machteld Jacobs
May 31, 1615 great great-aunt Cornelia Sebastians van den Berch married Ewout van Schilperoort
August 1, 1615 grandfather Jacob Sebastians van den Berch (1566-1615) buried in Oude Kerk
June 18, 1616 grandmother Margriete Cornelis Verburch (1560-1616) buried
November 20, 1616 great-uncle Cornelis Philips Leeuwenhoek buried in Oude Kerk
April 23, 1617 cousin Cornelia Jans van Halmael married Anthony Cornelis de Man
January 1, 1618 cousin Jacob Maertens Hogenhouck (-1638) appointed to Veertigraad
March 3, 1618 Delft Stadhuis burned down.
May 20, 1618 aunt Aeltgen Jacobs van den Berch married Hendrik van Gellinkhuysen
August 29, 1618 Calvinist Revolution (1618)
September 24, 1618 Delft Veertigraad purged of 14 Arminians by Maurice of Nassau, Prince of Orange
April 10, 1619 step-grandfather Jan Jacobs de Molijn buried
January 1, 1620 Verponding 1620-1632 paid by various family members as noted
August 23, 1620 uncle Huijch Thonis Leeuwenhoek married Magdalena Maertens van Cuyk
December 20, 1620 great great-uncle Gerrit Jans van der Eyck buried in Oude Kerk
July 1, 1621 Mayors established a bank in City Hall
January 1, 1622 cousin Jacob Maertens Hogenhouck (-1638) appointed magistrate
January 30, 1622 parents Philips Thonis Leeuwenhoek and Margriete Jacobs van den Berch married
June 6, 1622 in-laws Elias de Meij and Maria Virlin married
July 30, 1623 sister Margrieta Philips Leeuwenhoek (1623-1678) baptized in Nieuwe Kerk
August 11, 1624 cousin Lambrecht Huijchs Leeuwenhoek (1624-1701) baptized in Nieuwe Kerk
January 1, 1625 great-uncle Maarten Sebastians van den Berch (-1638) appointed to Veertigraad
January 1, 1626 great-uncle Cornelis Sebastians van den Berch de oude died after 1626
January 6, 1626 sister Geertruijt Philips Leeuwenhoek (1626- before 1649) baptized
September 27, 1626 sister-in-law Maria de Meij (1626-1676) baptized in Nieuwe Kerk
July 31, 1627 great-grandmother Neeltje Jans Hogenhouck buried in Oude Kerk
May 11, 1628 sister Neeltje Philips Leeuwenhoek (1628-1650) baptized in Nieuwe Kerk
May 30, 1628 cousin Geertruijt Huijchs Leeuwenhoek (1628-1684) baptized

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