What Happened in 1621

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Significant Events

  • Jun 3 Dutch West India Company (WIC) receives charter for The West Indies (The Americas, Caribbean and West Africa)
  • Sep 21 King James I of England gives Sir Alexander Sterling royal charter for colonisation of Nova Scotia
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World Leaders in 1621

Famous People Born in 1621

  • Jan 27 Thomas Willis, English physician (d. 1675)
  • Feb 2 Johannes Schefferus, Alsatian-born humanist (d. 1679)
  • Feb 14 Sybilla Schwarz, German baroque poet, born in Greifswald (d. 1638)
  • Mar 7 Georg Neumark, German composer and poet, born in Langensalza (d. 1681)
  • Mar 28 Heinrich Schwemmer, composer
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Famous Deaths

  • Jan 28 Pope Paul V [Camillo Borghese], 233rd pope (1605-21) and persecutor of Galileo, dies at 68
  • Feb 15 Michael Praetorius, German composer (In Dulce Jubilo), dies at 50
  • Feb 28 Cosimo II de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany (b. 1590)
  • Mar 31 Philip III, King of Spain (1598-1621), dies at 42
  • Apr 1 Cristofano Allori, Italian painter (b. 1577)
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