On This Day

What Happened in December 1621

Historical Events


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

Holy Roman Emperor Ferdinand II
Holy Roman Emperor
Ferdinand II
  • Dec 18 English parliament accept unanimously, Protestation

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

First Governor of Plymouth Colony William Bradford
First Governor of Plymouth Colony
William Bradford

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Dec 30 English King James I cracks Protestation of Parliament

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