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King of Scotland as James VI from 24 July 1567 and King of England and Ireland (and Supreme Head of the Church of England) from 1603 until his death. He achieved most of his aims in Scotland but faced great difficulties in England, including the Gunpowder Plot in 1605 and repeated conflicts with the English Parliament. Under James, the "Golden Age" of Elizabethan literature and drama continued. Supreme Governor of the Church of England (1603–1625)*Church of England
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07/24/1567-Mary Stuart, Queen of Scots, is forced to abdicate and 1-year-old James I (aka James VI) becomes King of Scotland
01/28/1581- James I (aka James VI) signs second Confession of Faith in Scotland 
03/24/1603-Scottish king James VI becomes King James I of England after Queen Elizabeth I dies
04/05/1603-New English king James I departs Edinburgh for London
03/21/1610-King James I addresses English House of Commons 
10/28/1612-John Dowland appointed court lutenist of King James I 
02/14/1613-King James I's daughter Elizabeth Stuart marries Frederik 
04/05/1614-Second parliament (aka the 'Addled Parliament') of King James I begins session (ending with no enactments)
06/07/1614-Second parliament of King James I dissolves, passing no legislation
04/30/1616-English King James I leaves Brielle/Vlissingen 
11/03/1620-The Great Patent is granted by King James I to the Plymouth Company which changes its name to become The Council for New England.
12/30/1621-English king James I cracks Protestation of Parliament
02/08/1622-King James I disbands the English parliament 
06/16/1624-The Virginia Company's charter is revoked by King James I and Virginia becomes a royal colony
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Supreme Governors:
Church of England

Henry VIII (1536-1547): King of England from 1509 until his death and Supreme Head of the Church of England from 1536 to 1547. He was the first English King of Ire...
Edward VI (1547-1553): King of England and Ireland (and Supreme Head of the Church of England) from 28 January 1547 until his death. Edward's reign was marked by ...
Jane Grey (1553): an English noblewoman and de facto monarch of England and Ireland from 10 July until 19 July 1553. When the 15-year-old king lay dying in Ju...
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Simon Forman
...in London during the reigns of Queen Elizabeth I and James I of England. His reputation, however, was severely...
Ben Jonson
...dramatist, after William Shakespeare, during the reign of James I.
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King James I1566, Jun 191603
 
16251625, Mar 27

John Whitgift1530 ca1583
 
16041604, Feb 29
  the Archbishop of Canterbury for the Church of England from 1583 to his death. Noted for his hos...
Pope Clement VIII1536, Feb 241592
 
16051605, Mar 3
  Pope for the Roman Catholic Church from 2 February 1592 to his death in 1605. He was made Cardin...
Pope Leo XI1535, Jun 21605
 
 
16051605, Apr 27
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Matthew Hutton I1529159
 
16061606
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1607unknown
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Sebastian de Vivanco15511570
 
16101622, Oct 26
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Thomas Bell15511573
 
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Richard Bancroft15441584
 
16101610, Nov 2
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Neophytus IIunknown1602
 
1612unknown
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David Fabricius1564, Mar 91584
 
16171617, May 7
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John Thornborough15511593
 
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Yonten Gyatso15891601
 
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Ahmed I1590, Apr 181603
 
16171617, Nov 22
 the Sultan of the Ottoman Empire and Caliph (Sunni Islam) of the Ottoman Caliphate from 1603 unti...
Pope Mark Vunknown1603
 
16191619
 the 98th Pope of Alexandria & Patriarch of the See of St. Mark for the Coptic Orthodox Church. Th...
Kyrillos III Loukarisunknown1601
 
1620unknown
 Pope and Patriarch of Alexandria for the Greek Orthodox Church (1601-1620). He co-authored many l...
Pope Paul V1552, Sep 171597
 
16211621, Jan 28
 the Pope for the Roman Catholic Church from 16 May 1605 to his death in 1621. He is best remember...
Pedro Paez15641589
 
16221622, May 25
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Osman II1604, Nov 31618
 
 
16221622, May 20
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Mustafa I15911617
 
 
16231639, Jan 20
 the son of Mehmed III and was the Sultan and Caliph of the Ottoman Empire from 1617 to 1618 and f...
Pope Gregory XV1554, Jan 91621
 
 
16231623, Jul 8
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Anthimos IIunknown1623
 
 
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Anthimus IIunknown1623
 
 
16231628
  Metropolitan of Adrianople and Ecumenical Patriarch for the Church of Constantinople for a few m...
Robert Bruce15541587
 
16241631, Jul 27
 Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland which was called on 6 February 1588 t...
Ericus Erici Sorolainen15461583
 
16251625
  a Finnish Lutheran bishop, a Bishop of Turku from 1583 to 1625 as the successor to Paulus Juuste...
Edmund Gunter15811614
 
16261626, Dec 10
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John Preston1587, Oct1611
 
16271628, Jul 20
 an Anglican cleric and master of Emmanuel College, Cambridge. About 1611, the year in which he co...
Oliver Almondunknown1590
 
1629unknown
 a Roman Catholic priest and writer, born in the diocese of Oxford. He is believed by Foley to hav...
Pope John XVunknown1619
 
16291629, Sep 7
 the 99th Pope of Alexandria & Patriarch of the See of St. Mark for the Coptic Orthodox Church. Or...
Gregory IVunknown1620
 
1629unknown
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Leopold V1586, Oct 91623
 
16321632, Sep 13
 the son of Archduke Charles II of Inner Austria, and the younger brother of Emperor Ferdinand II,...
George Abbot1562, Oct 191611
 
16331633, Aug 5
 an English divine who was Archbishop of Canterbury from 1611 to 1633 for the Church of England. H...
John Marston1576, Oct 71598
 
16341634, Jun 25
 an English poet, playwright and satirist during the late Elizabethan and Jacobean periods. His ca...
Antonio de Andrade15801600
 
16341634, Mar 19
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Gerasimos I Spartaliotesunknown1620
 
1636unknown
 Pope and Patriarch of Alexandria for the Greek Orthodox Church (1620-1636). He was distinguished ...
Johann Heinrich Alsted1588, Mar1608
 
16381638, Nov 9
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Cyril I Lucaris1572, Nov 131612
 
16381638, Jun 27
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Murad IV1612, Jul 26/271623
 
16401640, Feb 8
 the Sultan and Caliph of the Ottoman Empire from 1623 to 1640, known both for restoring the autho...
Richard Bernard15681598
 
16411641
 an English Puritan clergyman and writer. Barnard was a Calvinist Puritan, but a moderate one. Ber...
Pope Urban VIII1568, Apr 51592
 
16441644, Jul 29
  Pope (Roman Catholic Church) from 1623 to his death in 1644. He expanded the papal territory by ...
William Laud1573, Oct 71601
 
16451645, Jan 10
 an English bishop and academic. He was the Archbishop of Canterbury for the Church of England fro...
John Abbot1587/881623
 
16471650 ca
 an English Roman Catholic clergyman and poet. His birthplace is uncertain, but may have been Lond...
Godefroy Wendelin1580, Jun 61599
 
16521667, Oct 24
 a Flemish astronomer. The crater Vendelinus on the Moon is named after him. Around 1630 he measur...
Pierre Gassendi1592, Jan 221617
 
16531655, Oct 24
 a French philosopher, priest, scientist, astronomer, and mathematician. While he held a church po...
Theodore Tronchin1582, Apr 171608
 
16551657, Nov 19
 a Swiss Calvinist theologian, controversialist and Hebraist. He studied theology at Geneva, Basel...
Joannicius IIunknown1624
 
16561659/1660
 Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople four times from 1646 to 1656 (1646-1648; 1651-1652; 1653-1...
David Pardo [1]1591 ca1610
 
16571657, Mar 15
 a Dutch rabbi and hakham. He was born at Salonica to Rabbi Joseph and Reina in the second half of...
Saul Levi Morteira1596 ca1616
 
16601660, Feb 10
 a Dutch rabbi of Portuguese descent. Morteira was the founder of the congregational school Keter ...
Lobsang Chökyi Gyalsten15701570
 
16621662
 the fourth Panchen Lama of the Gelug (Yellow Hat sect) school of Tibetan Buddhism from 1570-1662 ...
Robert Abbot [1]1588 ca1610
 
16621662 ca
 an English theologian who promoted puritan doctrines. He is sometimes mistakenly described as the...
John Trapp1601, Jun 51622
 
16691669, Oct 16
 an English Anglican Bible commentator. His large five-volume commentary is still read today and i...
Ingen Ryuki1592, Dec 71620
 
16731673, May 19
 a Chinese Linji Chán Buddhist monk, poet, and calligrapher. He is most known for founding the Ob...
Giacomo Carissimi1605, Apr1623
 
16741674, Jan 12
 an Italian composer. He is one of the most celebrated masters of the early Baroque or, more accur...
Robert Herrick1591, Aug1623
 
16741674, Oct
 a 17th-century English lyric poet and cleric. He is best known for Hesperides, a book of poems. T...
Isaac Aboab da Fonseca1605, Feb 11623
 
16931693, Apr 4
 a rabbi, scholar, kabbalist and writer. In 1656, he was one of several elders within the Portugue...
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