1613 in science
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- Bones, probably of an elephant, are found in France but at first interpreted to belong to a giant human.
- September 29 – The New River (engineered by Sir Hugh Myddelton) is opened to supply London with drinking water from Hertfordshire.
- June 16 – Jakob Christmann, German orientalist and astronomer (born 1554)
- July 2 – Bartholomaeus Pitiscus, German trigonometrist (born 1561)
- August 25 – David Gans, German Jewish mathematician and astronomer (born 1541)
- Mathew Baker, English shipwright (born 1530)
- Johann Bauhin, Swiss physician and botanist (born 1541)
- Jacques Guillemeau, French surgeon (born 1550)