Historical Events in 1621

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

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

Feb 17th 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 4th Jacarta, Java, renamed Batavia
  • Mar 7th John Pieterszoon Coen's troops land on Lontor, East Indies
  • Mar 16th Native American chief visits colony of Plymouth Mass
  • Mar 22nd Hugo de Grote escapes in bookcase from Loevenstein castle, Neth
  • Apr 5th Mayflower sails from Plymouth on a return trip to England
  • Apr 9th Spain & Netherlands 12 Year Resistant Pact ends
  • Apr 15th Hugo the Great arrives in France

Event of interestEvent of Interest

May 3rd Francis Bacon accused of bribery

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 21st 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
  • Sep 28th Battle at Chocim Dniester: King Sigismund III Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth defeats an invading Ottoman Imperial army
  • Oct 9th Turkey & Poland signs Peace of Chotin
  • Oct 25th Gov Bradford of colony of American Plymouth disallows sport on Christmas Day
  • Nov 19th Rabbi Isaiah b Abraham aha-Levi Horowitz arrives in Israel
  • Dec 13th Emperor Ferdinand II delegates 1st anti-Reformation decree
  • Dec 18th English parliament accept unanimously, Protestation
  • Dec 25th Gov William Bradford of Plymouth Colony (now in Massachusetts) forbids game playing on Christmas
  • Dec 30th English king James I cracks Protestation of Parliament
  • Dec 31st Hungarian King Bethlen Gabor/Ferdinand II sign Treaty of Mikulov