Historical Events in 1621

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  • Jan 13 Jan Pieterszoon Coen's fleet sets sail to Moluccas (from Jacarta)
  • Feb 9 Alexander Ludovisi is elected Pope Gregory XV (-1623)

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

Feb 17 Myles Standish is elected as the first commander of the Plymouth Colony

Military Leader of Plymouth Colony Myles Standish
Military Leader of Plymouth Colony
Myles Standish
  • Mar 4 Jacarta, Java, renamed Batavia
  • Mar 7 John Pieterszoon Coen's troops land on Lontor, East Indies
  • Mar 16 Native American chief visits colony of Plymouth Mass
  • Mar 22 Hugo de Grote escapes in bookcase from Loevenstein castle, Neth
  • Apr 5 Mayflower sails from Plymouth on a return trip to England
  • Apr 9 Spain & Netherlands 12 Year Resistant Pact ends
  • Apr 15 Hugo the Great arrives in France

Event of interestEvent of Interest

May 3 Francis Bacon accused of bribery

Statesman/Philosopher Francis Bacon
Statesman/Philosopher
Francis Bacon
  • May 24 The Protestant Union is formally dissolved.
  • May 31 Sir Francis Bacon thrown into Tower of London for 1 night
  • Jun 3 Dutch West India Company (WIC) receives charter for The West Indies (The Americas, Caribbean and West Africa)
  • Jun 25 French government army occupies Fort St Jean d'AngĂ©ly at La Rochelle
  • Jul 6 Dutch governor general John Pieterszoon Coen takes Banda islands, 15,000 die
  • Sep 15 Swedish troops occupy Riga

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 21 King James I of England gives Sir Alexander Sterling royal charter for colonisation of Nova Scotia

King of Great Britain James I and VI
King of Great Britain
James I and VI

Victory in battleVictory in Battle

Sep 28 Battle at Chocim Dniester: King Sigismund III Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth defeats an invading Ottoman Imperial army

  • Oct 9 Turkey & Poland signs Peace of Chotin
  • Oct 25 Gov Bradford of colony of American Plymouth disallows sport on Christmas Day
  • Nov 19 Rabbi Isaiah ben Abraham aha-Levi Horowitz arrives in Israel
  • Dec 13 Emperor Ferdinand II delegates 1st anti-Reformation decree
  • Dec 18 English parliament accept unanimously, Protestation
  • Dec 25 Gov William Bradford of Plymouth Colony (now in Massachusetts) forbids game playing on Christmas
  • Dec 30 English king James I cracks Protestation of Parliament
  • Dec 31 Hungarian King Bethlen Gabor/Ferdinand II sign Treaty of Mikulov