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Events in History


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Mar 1 Writs are issued in February by Charles I of England mandating that every county in England (not just seaport towns) pay ship tax by this date.

King of England Charles I
King of England
Charles I
  • Mar 4 England's King Charles I grants a royal charter to Massachusetts Bay Colony
  • Mar 6 Emperor Ferdinand II delegates Restitutie-edict
  • Mar 19 Massachusetts Bay Colony granted land by England
  • Apr 29 Sweden & Denmark sign defense treaty against Duke of Wallenstein
  • Jun 7 English King Charles I ratifies the Petition of Rights
  • Jun 9 1st deportation from what is now US, Thomas Morton from Mass
  • Aug 1 Emperor Ferdinand II demands Austria Protestant convert to Catholicism

CommunicationThe Sinking of the Vasa

Aug 10 Swedish warship Vasa sinks in Stockholm, killing 30

  • Aug 25 Assault on sultan of Mantarams of Batavia
  • Aug 27 Java: Sultan Agung of Mataram attacks Batavia
  • Sep 6 Puritans from Masschusetts Bay Colony land at Salem
  • Sep 8 Dutch privateer Piet Heyn captures Spanish silver fleet in the Bay of Matanzas, Cuba
  • Oct 28 Hugenot bulwark La Rochelle surrenders to Cardinal Richelieu
  • Nov 1 French King Louis XIII occupies La Rochelle
  • Nov 24 John Ford's "Lover's Melancholy" premieres in London

Birthdays in History

  • Jan 8 Francois de Montmorency-Bouteville, duc de Luxemburg, French soldier
  • Jan 10 Jan Theunisz Blanckerhoff, [Jan Maet], seascape painter)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jan 12 Charles Perrault, author (Mother Goose), born in Paris, France

Fairytale writer Charles Perrault
Fairytale writer
Charles Perrault
  • Jan 30 George Villiers, 2nd duke of Buckingham England
  • Mar 10 Constantine Huygens Jr, Dutch poet/painter/cartoonist
  • Mar 10 Marcello Malpighi, Italian physician (d. 1694)
  • Mar 17 Daniel van Papenbroeck, [Papebrochius], Flemish historian
  • Mar 24 Sophie Amalie of Brunswick-Lüneburg, queen of Denmark and Norway (d. 1685)
  • Apr 16 Cornelis Evertsen de Young, vice admiral of Zealand
  • Apr 23 Johann van Waveren Hudde, Dutch mathematician (d. 1704)
  • May 17 Archduke Ferdinand Charles of Austria, Regent of the Tyrol (d. 1662)
  • Jul 11 Tokugawa Mitsukuni, Japanese warlord (d. 1701)
  • Aug 29 John Granville, 1st Earl of Bath, English royalist statesman (d. 1701)
  • Nov 28 John Bunyan, England, cleric/author (Pilgrim's Progress)
  • Dec 25 Noel Coypel, French painter

Deaths in History

  • Mar 29 Tobias Matthew, Archbishop of York (b. 1546)
  • Jun 8 Rudolph Goclenius, German philosopher (b. 1547)
  • Jul 13 Robert Shirley, English adventurer (b. 1581)
  • Aug 6 Johannes Junius, Mayor of Bamberg (b. 1573)
  • Aug 10 Hans Jonsson, Swedish fleet commander, drowned
  • Aug 23 George Viliers, 1st duke of Buckingham, assassinated by Felton at 36
  • Sep 30 Fulke Greville, 1st Baron Brooke, English poet (b. 1554)
  • Oct 16 François de Malherbe, French poet and critic (b. 1555)
  • Nov 15 Roque Gonzales, Paraguayan missionary (b. 1576)