Events in year of 1630

  • 01-07Composer Pier Cavalli marries rich widow Maria Sosomeno
  • 01-13Patent to Plymouth Colony issued
  • 02-14Dutch fleet of 69 ships reaches Pernambuco Brazil
  • 02-22Indians introduce pilgrims to popcorn, at Thanksgiving
  • 03-221st colonial legislation prohibiting gambling enacted (Boston)
  • 03-23French troops occupy Pinerolo Piedmont
  • 05-17Italian Jesuit Niccolo Zucchi, 1st to see 2 belts on Jupiter surface
  • 05-29Gov John Winthrop begins "History of New England"
  • 06-25Fork introduced to American dining by Gov Winthrop
  • 07-03Emperor Ferdinand II opens German Parliament
  • 07-18Spanish troops occupy Mantua
  • 08-13Ferdinand II fires Supreme Commander Albrecht von Wallenstein
  • 09-16Mass village of Shawmut changes name to Boston
  • 10-19In Boston the 1st general court is held
  • 11-05Spain and England sign peace treaty
  • 11-10Failed palace revolution against Richelieu France
  • 11-3016,000 inhabitants of Venice died this month of plague

People born in year of 1630

  • 03-01Ferdinand van Apshoven de Jongere: Flemish painter, baptized
  • 05-29Charles II: King of England (1660-85)
  • 06-10Willem van Bemmel: Dutch painter / etcher
  • 08-27Maria van Oosterwijck: Dutch flower painter
  • 12-12Olof Rudbeck: Composer

People died in year of 1630

  • 01-01Tetsugen: Zen teacher (Jodo Sect converted to Obaku Zen)
  • 02-26William Brade: Composer
  • 04-17Christian I: Ruler of Anhalt-Bernburg (battle of White Mt)
  • 04-30Ercole Porta: Composer, dies at 44
  • 07-26Charles Emanuel I [the Great]: Duke of Savoy (Peace of Lyon)
  • 09-11John de White: Calvinist / banker to Prague, commits suicide
  • 09-30John Billington: Murderer, 1st American execution, hanged
  • 11-15Johann Kepler: German astronomer, dies at 58
  • 11-18Esaias van der Velde: Dutch painter, buried
  • 11-19Johann Hermann Schein: German Composer (Opella Nova), dies at 44
  • 12-29Jan Baptist Stalpart van der Wiele: RC pastor / lyricist, dies at 51

Events in year of 1631

  • 02-05Rhode Island, founder, Roger Williams arrives in Boston from England
  • 05-17Earl Johann Tilly attacks Maagdenburg
  • 05-18English colony Massachusetts Bay grants puritarian voting right
  • 05-18John Winthrop is elected 1st Governor of Massachusetts
  • 05-20German army under Earl Johann Tilly conquerors Maagdenburg
  • 05-30France / Maximilian van Bavarian signs Accord of Fontainebleau
  • 06-19Peace of Cherasco: Charles de Gonzaga-Nevers becomes Duke of Mantua
  • 09-13Admiral Tholen conquerors 30+ Spanish frigates
  • 09-17Battle of Breitenfeld: King Gustaaf Adolf defeats General Tilly
  • 10-10Saxon army occupies Prague
  • 11-04Ferdinand of Austria installed as land guardian of S Netherlands
  • 11-07Pierre Gassendi observes transit of Mercury predicted by Kepler
  • 12-061st predicted transit of Venus (Kepler) is observed
  • 12-16Mount Vesuvious, Italy erupts, destroys 6 villages and kills 4,000

People born in year of 1631

  • 04-06Vincenzo De Grandis: Composer
  • 04-08Cornelis de Heem: Painter
  • 05-04Mary I Henriette Stuart: Daughter of Charles I / Queen of England
  • 08-19John Dryden: 1st poet laureate of England (All for Love)
  • 09-07Clemens Thieme: Composer
  • 10-03Sebastian Anton Scherer: Composer
  • 12-28Ludolf Backhuysen: Dutch seascape painter / cartoonist

People died in year of 1631

  • 03-24Philipp Dulichius: Composer, dies at 68
  • 03-31John Donne: Metaphysical poet
  • 05-11Christoph Buel: Composer, dies at 57
  • 06-07Mumtax Mahal: Wife of Shah Jahan of India, her tomb (Taj Mahal)
  • 06-26Justinus van Nassau: Ltalian Admiral (Armada)
  • 08-31Nicolaus Erich: Composer, dies at 43
  • 10-05Arabella Holles: Wife of English politician Thomas Wentworth
  • 11-30Rabbi Samuel Eliezer ben Judah ha-levi Edels
  • 12-27John Pijnas: Dutch painter, buried at about 47