Events in year of 1621

  • 02-09Alexander Ludovisi is elected Pope Gregory XV (-1623)
  • 02-17Miles Standish appointed 1st commander of Plymouth colony
  • 03-04Jacarta, Java renamed Batavia
  • 03-16Native American chief visits colony of Plymouth, Massachusetts
  • 03-22Hugo de Grote escapes in bookcase from Loevenstein castle, Neth
  • 04-05Mayflower sails from Plymouth on a return trip to England
  • 04-09Spain and Netherlands 12 Year Resistant Pact ends
  • 04-15Hugo the Great arrives in France
  • 05-03Francis Bacon accused of bribery
  • 05-31Sir Francis Bacon thrown into Tower of London for 1 night
  • 06-03Dutch West India Company receives charter for "New Netherlands" (NY)
  • 06-03WIC, West Indian Co, under Heeren XIX, founded
  • 06-19Battle at Dragetsani: Turkish army beats Greece
  • 07-06Dutch Governor-General John Pieterszoon Coen takes Banda-islands, 15,000 die
  • 09-15Swedish troops occupy Riga
  • 09-21King James of England gives Canada to Sir Alexander Sterling
  • 09-28Battle at Chocim Dniester: King Sigismund II beats Turks
  • 10-09Turkey and Poland signs Peace of Chotin
  • 10-25Gov Bradford of US colony Plymouth disallows sport on Christmas Day
  • 11-19Rabbi Isaiah b Abraham aha-Levi Horowitz arrives in Israel
  • 12-03Galileo invents telescope
  • 12-13Emperor Ferdinand II delegates 1st anti-Reformation decree
  • 12-18English parliament accept unanimously, Protestation
  • 12-25Gov William Bradford of Plymouth forbids game playing on Christmas
  • 12-30English King James I cracks Protestation of Parliament

People born in year of 1621

  • 03-07Georg Neumark: Composer
  • 03-28Heinrich Schwemmer: Composer
  • 03-31Andrew Marvell: England, United Kingdom -- Poet (To His Coy Mistress)
  • 07-08Jean de la Fontaine: French poet (Fables)
  • 07-22Anthony Ashley Cooper: 1st Earl of Shaftesbury / Minister (1660-73)
  • 10-08Maximilian H of Bayern: Prince-Bishop of Liege / Bishop of Hildesheim

People died in year of 1621

  • 01-28Paulus V [Camillo Borghese]: 233rd Pope (1605-21), dies at 68
  • 02-15Michael Praetorius: German Composer (In Dulce Jubilo), dies at 50
  • 03-31Felipe III: King of Spain (1598-1621), dies at 42
  • 07-13Albrecht / Albertus: Archduke of Austria, dies at 61
  • 10-16Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck: Organist / composer, dies at about 59

Events in year of 1622

  • 01-01Papal Chancery adopts Jan 1 as beginning of the year (was March 25)
  • 01-06Pope Gregory XV forms Congregatio the Propagande Fide
  • 01-07Germany and Transylvania sign Peace of Nikolsburg
  • 02-08King James I disbands the English parliament
  • 03-12Ignatius of Loyola declared a Saint
  • 03-221st Indian (Powhattan) massacre of whites Jamestown Va; 347 slain
  • 08-10County Maine appended on John Mason / Fernandino Gorges
  • 09-05Richelieu becomes Cardinal
  • 09-06Spanish silver fleet disappears off Florida Keys; 1,000s die
  • 10-18French King Louis XIII and Huguenots sign treaty of Montpellier

People born in year of 1622

  • 01-01Isaac Sweers: Dutch Admiral / General / Civil rights activist
  • 01-20Susanna van Baerle: Dutch poet / Wife of Geeraert Burns
  • 02-13Adam Pijnacker: Landscape painter / etcher, baptized
  • 02-27Rembrandt Carel Fabritius: Dutch painter
  • 04-07Louise Hollandine: Daughter of King Frederik V and Elizabeth Stuart
  • 04-17Henry Vaughan: English poet (Silex Scintillans)
  • 08-16Tsjerk H de Vries: Fleet guardian
  • 09-04Jacob Hintze: Composer
  • 09-30Johann Sebastiani: Composer
  • 11-08Karl X Gustaf: King of Sweden (1654-60)
  • 11-30Thomas of Apshoven: Flemish painter, baptized
  • 12-16Kurt S Adeler: Danish Admiral / ship builder

People died in year of 1622

  • 01-23William Baffin: British explorer, dies at about 38
  • 02-11Alfonso Fontanelli: Composer, dies at 64
  • 05-15Peter Plancius: Flemish vicar / cartographer, dies at about 69
  • 05-20Osman II: Sultan of Turkey (1618-22)
  • 12-13Jan Campanus: Composer, dies at 50