What Happened in April 1621

Historical Events

Mayflower Returns to England

Apr 5 Mayflower sails from Plymouth, Massachusetts on a return trip to England

  • Apr 9 Spain & Netherlands 12 Year Resistant Pact ends

Grotius' Great Escape

Apr 15 Hugo Grotius arrives in France after escaping prison in a book chest

Francis Bacon Charged with Bribery

Apr 17 Lord Chancellor of England Francis Bacon is charged with 23 counts of bribery and corruption by a parliamentary committee on the administration of the law

1621 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Apr 1 Guru Teg Bahadur Ji, ninth Nanak, 9th of 10 Guru of the Sikhs, born in Amritsar, India (d. 1675)
  • Apr 23 William Penn, English admiral and politician, father of the founder of the Province of Pennsylvania, born in St. Thomas Parish, Bristol (d. 1670)
  • Apr 25 Roger Boyle, 1st Earl of Orrery, British soldier, statesman, and dramatist, born in Lismore, County Waterford, Ireland (d. 1679)
Born in 1621

Famous Deaths

  • Apr 1 Cristofano Allori, Italian Mannerist painter (Judith), dies at 43
  • Apr 15 John Carver, first governor of Plymouth Colony, dies at 45