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17th century

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In 1609, the First Doctor, Vicki Pallister and Steven Taylor visited Venice and had an extended adventure with Irving Braxiatel and William Shakespeare. Braxiatel founded the Library of St John the Beheaded and the Armageddon Convention.

Also in Venice was Galileo Galilei, who presented the Doge of Venice with the world's first telescope. For this reason the Doctor claimed 1609 to be "one of the pivotal years for scientific history." (PROSEThe Empire of Glass)

The First Doctor also attended an "interspecieal diplomatic gathering" on the Moon during this year. He later recalled how it had resulted in nothing but trouble. (PROSE: Death and Diplomacy)