1611 in History
March 4 George Abbot appointed archbishop of Canterbury
April 14 Word "telescope" is 1st used (Prince Federico Cesi)
May 23 Matthias von Habsburg chosen king of Bohemia
June 13 John Fabricius dedicates earliest sunspot publication
June 22 Henry Hudson and son set adrift in Hudson Bay by mutineers
June 23 Henry Hudson set adrift in Hudson Bay by mutineers on his ship Discovery and never seen again
August 11 Emperor Rudolf forces out king of Bohemia
October 30 Gustaaf II Adolf (17) becomes king of Sweden
November 1 Shakespeare's romantic comedy "Tempest" 1st presented