On This Day

What Happened in December 1621

Historical Events

Historic Event

Dec 13 Emperor Ferdinand II delegates 1st anti-Reformation decree

  • Dec 18 English parliament accept unanimously, Protestation

Historic Event

Dec 25 Governor William Bradford of Plymouth Colony (now in Massachusetts) forbids game playing on Christmas

Historic Event

Dec 30 English King James I cracks Protestation of Parliament

  • Dec 31 Hungarian King Bethlen Gabor and Holy Roman Emperor Ferdinand II sign the Treaty of Mikulov

Famous Birthdays

  • Dec 23 Edmund Berry Godfrey, English magistrate (d. 1678)
  • Dec 23 Heneage Finch, 1st Earl of Nottingham, Lord Chancellor of England (d. 1682)

Famous Deaths

  • Dec 13 Katarina Stenbock, Queen of Gustav I of Sweden (b. 1535)
  • Dec 15 Charles d'Albert, duc of Luynes, French courtier, favourite of Louis XIII and Constable of France, dies at 43
  • Dec 30 Saint Job of Maniava, Ukrainian Orthodox Saint (b. 1550)