Historical Events in 1623

  • Feb 25 Duke Maximilian I of Bavaria becomes monarch of Palts
  • Mar 5 1st American temperance law enacted, Virginia
  • Apr 29 11 Dutch ships depart for the conquest of Peru
  • Jun 14 1st breach-of-promise lawsuit: Rev Gerville Pooley, Virginia files against Cicely Jordan, he loses
  • Aug 6 Maffeo Barberini elected Pope Urban VIII
  • Nov 1 Fire at Plymouth, Massachusetts, destroys several buildings

Event of Interest

Dec 5 First copies purchased of William Shakespeare's First Folio, collecting his plays posthumously into one volume, bought by Edward Dering