Year 1621 in History

Events in History

  • Jun 3 Dutch West India Company (WIC) receives charter for The West Indies (The Americas, Caribbean and West Africa)
  • Sep 21 King James I of England gives Sir William Alexander a royal charter for colonisation of Nova Scotia
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Historical Figures Born in 1621

  • Jan 27 Thomas Willis, English physician (d. 1675)
  • Feb 2 Johannes Schefferus, Alsatian-born humanist (d. 1679)
  • Feb 14 Sybilla Schwarz, German baroque poet, born in Greifswald, Germany (d. 1638)
  • Mar 31 Andrew Marvell, English poet (To His Coy Mistress), born in Winestead, England (d. 1678)
  • Apr 1 Guru Teg Bahadur Ji, ninth Nanak, 9th of 10 Guru of the Sikhs, born in Amritsar, India (d. 1675)

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