On This Day

What Happened in September 1621

Historical Events

  • Sep 15 Swedish troops occupy Riga

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 21 King James I of England gives Sir William Alexander a royal charter for colonisation of Nova Scotia

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

Victory in battleVictory in Battle

Sep 28 Battle at Chocim Dniester: King Sigismund III Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth defeats an invading Ottoman Imperial army


Famous Birthdays

  • Sep 5 Juan Andrés Coloma, Spanish noble, born in Elda, Spain (d. 1694)
  • Sep 8 Louis II Condé, Duke of Bourbon (Rocroy), born in Paris (d. 1686)

Famous Deaths

  • Sep 17 Roberto Bellarmino, Italian saint (Doctor of the Church), dies at 78
  • Sep 24 Jan Karol Chodkiewicz, Polish military commander (b. 1560)